South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs was reportedly barred from entering a Perth nightclub because of his tattoos at the weekend.
Gibbs, who smashed 71 off just 46 balls to steer the Perth Scorchers into the T20 Big Bash final, was unable to celebrate with his team-mates at Ginger nightclub in Mt Lawley after being refused entry.
“Had a first last night. While all the lads of the Scorchers celebrated at a bar called Ginger, I wasn’t allowed in becos of my tattoos,” tweeted Gibbs after the incident.
The nightclub’s website states it wants patrons to “party well and dress well” and outlines “no visible tattoos or club colours allowed”.
Gibbs’s tattoos include an inking of a cross on his forearm and barbed wire on his upper arm.
Nightclub spokesperson said it was unfortunate they had to turn Gibbs away because his tattoos weren’t covered up.
“I’m a big cricket fan myself but, if we change the rules for one person, then it opens up a whole can of worms and makes things unfair for everyone else,” he said.