The waitress who got stiffed out of a tip by Warren Sapp – then retaliated by posting his credit card receipt online – will be punished by the Florida restaurant where she is employed, according to TMZ.
Sapp told the website that he gave the Upper Deck Ale and Sports Grill waitress zero gratuity because she was bad at her job and racially insensitive. He said she kept calling Warren and his crew “boys,” a term that can be offensive when used by non-whites to refer to black men. So, “the tip fit,” Sapp said.
The retired NFL star also says he went to the venue to watch the U.S. in the World Cup, but left before it started because “it was horrible and the service was the worst.”
Before he bounced, Warren ordered a soup, chicken wings, a sandwich and a bucket of Heineken, totaling $69.39. On his receipt, Sapp wrote an oversized zero on the tip line, along with the note, “Boys don’t tip.”
Regardless, famous or not [the bill] should never have been posted. It should not have happened,” the restaurant manager told the TMZ.
The manager said they are “going to have to deal” with the waitress who posted the bill, and she will be reprimanded for her actions.
When asked if that meant the woman would be fired, the manager would not say.
The manager says the restaurant has been getting flooded with phone calls from people voicing their opinion — “it has been mostly negative.”