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Is Sergio Garcia's 'Fried Chicken' comment inappropriate?

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VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) -- Tiger Woods says the "fried chicken" comment from Sergio Garcia was hurtful and inappropriate. Two weeks after they verbally sparred at The Players Championship, Woods say it's time to move on.
 
Garcia was at a European Tour awards dinner Tuesday night when he was jokingly asked if he would have Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open. The Spaniard replied, "We'll have him round every night. We will serve fried chicken."

Soon after the event, Garcia apologized for the off-color comment, saying in a statement: "I apologize for any offense that may have been caused by my comment on stage during the European Tour Players' Awards dinner. I answered a question that was clearly made towards me as a joke with a silly remark, but in no way was the comment meant in a racist manner."

On Wednesday Garcia offered another apology at a press conference, "I want to send an unreserved apology. I did not want to offend anyone," Garcia said Wednesday. "My answer was totally stupid and out of place."

Woods took to Twitter on Wednesday and said the comment wasn't silly, rather it was wrong and hurtful. He says he's confident there is "real regret" the comment as made.
 
The world's No. 1 player also said their flap is two weeks old and that "it's long past time to move on and talk about golf."

So what do you think?  Is there a place for comments like 'fried chicken?' Is it racist? Is it just humor? What?  ADD YOUR THOUGHTS BELOW.

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