Outrage Over The 20-Cent Tip That NFL Player LeSean McCoy Left At A Burger Restaurant
A receipt reportedly left by Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy went viral this week after the manager of the restaurant shared it on Facebook.
LeSean McCoy, running back for the Philadelphia Eagles, ate at PYT Burger with three friends in Philadelphia on Monday.
The owner of PYT Burger, Tommy Up, decided to share what he said was McCoy's receipt on Facebook, furious that the NFL player would leave a 20-cent tip on a meal that was over $60.
The receipt was shared thousands of times on just Facebook alone. There were lots of different opinions on who was at fault, McCoy for tipping so little, or the restaurant for exposing him online.
Sports reporter Les Bowen asked McCoy about the viral receipt and tweeted that McCoy told him the whole controversy was "bullshit."
Up released a statement on Facebook Tuesday, explaining that it was his decision to post the photo and that the claims of bad service inspiring the bad tip were a lie.
So, bad service or not, it seems as though McCoy purposely tipped 20 cents.
Even a few celebrities have gotten involved in the drama, with model Chrissy Teigen expressing anger over the fact the restaurant posted the receipt.
And Charlie Sheen tweeted that he was going to donate $1,000 to PYT Burger.
As of Wednesday, users are still pouring into PYT's Facebook page to voice their opinion about the situation.
McCoy told reporters at a press conference on Thursday that he was making a statement with the very small tip. He said the service wasn't just bad but disrespectful and he would do it again if he could.