Shane Lowry arrived in a festive Christmas mood, but the hotel didn't greet him in the holiday spirit.
So groused the 26-year-old Irish golf star, who, in a series of indignant tweets, claimed that he and his friends were denied entrance at the luxe Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin this week.
As reported in the Irish Independent, what started as a celebratory pre-Christmas evening out soured for Lowry when he and his group showed up at the five-star property.
The hotel, Lowry tweeted, refused to let "my mates and I in."
Was he barred for the misuse of a first-person pronoun?
Asked on Twitter why he was refused entrance, Lowry wrote that the Shelbourne does not "let normal people in."
When another of his followers wondered whether Lowry and Co. had been commemorating the "12 pubs of Christmas," Lowry replied, "No 12 pubs. Just a few quiet drinks."
Lowry added that he and his friends had downed only two pints and were barred at the door "because of what we looked like" even though "we looked well enough."
Lowry punctuated his tweets with the hashtag "kip," a slang term implying that the hotel is a dump.
Asked by the Independent for the hotel's side of the story, a Shelbourne representative said that management would not be commenting.
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