Management at a Nottinghamshire bar have apologised after a man claimed he was removed from the venue for refusing to remove his turban.
Amrik Singh said he was “heart broken” after the incident at Rush Late Bar in Mansfield on Friday night.
Mr Singh, who is Sikh, posted an account of the incident on Facebook, saying he was initially allowed in with a group of friends, but approached later by a doorman who asked him to remove the turban because the venue does not allow ‘headgear’.
Mr Singh claimed when he refused, he was removed by door staff. He was later allowed back in again without having to remove it, but said the exchange left him feeling victimised and upset.
“This experience ruined my night. It broke my heart,” he said.
In a statement posted on Facebook on Saturday, Rush, which is on Clumber Street, said: “We are extremely concerned about the incident that occurred last night.
“We are treating the whole incident extremely seriously and have suspended the door supervisor involved and a thorough investigation has been launched.
“We, as a venue, welcome all customers regardless of their race, ethnicity or background.
“The events of last night do not reflect the venues values and upon completion of our enquiries any necessary action will swiftly be taken.
“We offer our sincere apologies to the gentleman involved for any upset, hurt and distress that was caused to him and anyone else.”