BBC News reports, a doorman at a Leicester nightclub has been suspended after a group of black students alleged he refused to let them in because of their race.
Footage recorded by one of the students shows a bouncer agreeing they were being barred “because they were black”.
In the mobile phone video, the bouncer says he was enforcing the club’s rules and claimed it was not his decision.
Kosi Orah, a 19-year-old University of Leicester student from Essex, who was celebrating his birthday on a night out with friends, said they were turned away from the Ghost nightclub.
In a statement the owners of Ghost Nightclub said:
“We reiterate that we only have a shoes-only, 18-plus door policy.
“I urge people to take a look at our Facebook page to see that we welcome people from all walks of life.
“This is a 45-year-old business – the oldest nightclub in the city – which has been owned by the same family for all that time.
“We urge the group of students who were turned away to get in touch with the management of Ghost Nightclub so that we can resolve this.”
Leicestershire Police said in a statement:
“The incident has been reported and recorded and inquiries are ongoing.
Ghost Nightclub have just thrown their doorman under a bus (Hahaha).
I believe that it is the nightclub’s policy to bar black patrons and they also have a quota. Their employee was simply “following orders” and hit Kosi and co with the uncomfortable truth.
Most of these nightclubs operate a ‘No Blacks Allowed’ policy, particularly in the West End of London. This has been going on for DECADES.
I have said this before and I will say it again, we need to stop going to and spending our money in establishments that don’t want our custom. Have some self-respect people and BOYCOTT!
Kosi and his friends will be first class FOOLS if they make the decision to return to Ghost Nightclub.