New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram says he and three of his teammates were denied entry to a London nightclub on Monday evening for being "too urban."
Ingram, 27, alleged on Twitter that Cirque le Soir in Soho had stopped him, Sterling Moore, Vonn Bell and B.W. Webb, along with two others, from entering their premises despite having reservations.
In a statement issued to Press Association Sport on Tuesday afternoon, Cirque le Soir claimed it was not true that the six had been turned away on the grounds of being "too urban" and that it was their policy not to admit all-male groups.
Ingram detailed the reported encounter on his Twitter account.
We pull up to @CirqueLeSoir where we have reservations and this is what they tell us!! @SterlingMoore @TheVonnBell7 @burtleyc @OhGi_3Dawg3 pic.twitter.com/vfKGcqUmxQ
— Mark Ingram II (@MarkIngram22) February 28, 2017
They told us they were "6 big guys" that are too "Urban" but nobody taller than 5'11!!