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Michael Jordan has reportedly been banned from a country club in south Florida for wearing cargo pants while playing golf.
The Bobcats owner and legendary athlete failed to abide by a rule that golfers at La Gorce must wear a collared shirt and Bermuda shorts while on the course. Although Jordan was given an opportunity to change clothes, his refusal to do so resulted in his exclusion.
"He won't be invited back," a source close to the incident told The New York Post.
The athlete was made aware of his dress code violation after his golfing match was already underway, according to Jordan's representatives.
"Michael Jordan did wear cargo pants," the representatives told CBS Chicago. "He had been there many times before and had worn cargo pants previously, and had never been made aware that he was violating any dress code. This time, he was made aware of the violation on the 12th hole, and at that point … he did refuse to interrupt his game, and return to the clubhouse and change."
The reps noted that if Jordan was banned from the Miami club, it would be "their loss."
"We were not made aware that he is not allowed to return to La Gorce," Jordan's PR group said. "I guess it's their loss- as M.J. is a great golfer, and a great guest."
While Jordan remains an icon in American sports, the 6-time NBA champion is also well known for his off-trend fashion sense. His reported ban from La Gorce has swept social media sites, including Twitter.
"Michael Jordan's style: so bad, it gets him kicked of places," wrote GQ magazine. In their article, the magazine cited Jordan as possibly "the worst dressed man in the universe."
Tim posted, "Even Michael Jordan can't rock cargos. He got banned from a gold course for wearing them."
"Aand that's why you don't wear cargo shorts, Michael Jordan," wrote Andrew.