Dublin nightclub apologises ‘unreservedly’ for treatment of wheelchair user
As the club in question is only accessible down a flight of stairs, I do have to wonder what Bolger thought he was going to achieve in the first place. Have the bouncers carry him down?A NIGHTCLUB in central Dublin has issued an ‘unreserved’ apology after refusing admission to a wheelchair user on Saturday night.
Madison nightclub on Wicklow Street made the apology after a complaint posted to Facebook by Graham Bolger, who claimed he had been turned away from the nightclub on the grounds that he was in a wheelchair.
“That was just the start of my 45 minute ordeal of extreme discrimination at the hands of their staff,” he said.
And 45 minutes? It didn't occur to him to find another club?
Seems he's gotten a large facebook campaign behind him:
I shudder to think we're in a world where one's job hangs in the balance of facebook users who know nothing about the incident involved besides what one side in the issue has told them.Bolger posted a photograph, showing him outside the nightclub, to his personal Facebook profile – and to the nightclub’s own Facebook page, where it had gathered almost 50,000 ‘Likes’ from other users in 16 hours.
The massive response, and shows of support from other users criticising the alleged behaviour of the staff, prompted the club to issue a Facebook statement of its own about four hours later.