Ex-England striker turned away from 'racist' golf club designed by Jack Nicklaus

Former England and Cardiff striker Jay Bothroyd refused entry to golf club for being foreign. 

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Mon, 4 Jun 2018

Former England and Cardiff City striker Jay Bothroyd was sensationally turned away from a golf club in Japan - where he is now playing his football - for being a foreigner. 

Bothroyd, 36, won his single England cap in 2010 against France in an international friendly and now plays for J1 League side Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo. 

He also played for Arsenal as a youngster and enjoyed his most successful period scoring 41 goals in 116 appearances for Cardiff. 


Bothroyd was left stunned last week when being refused entry to his local club, the Hokkaido Classic GC, designed by Jack Nicklaus. 

The club, which currently charges £338 for a weekend round, states on his website that non-Japanese players must be accompanied by a member. 

Once being refused entry to the club, Bothroyd took to Twitter to ask his followers if it would be deemed racism in the UK or America...