Golf Cart Gail
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Golf Cart Gail is the nickname given to a white woman who was the subject of controversy, after calling the police on a black father watching his son's soccer game. Many criticized the incident, believing that there was no apparent cause for police involvement, as another example of a trend in which white people call the police on black people without reason, similar to BBQ Becky, Coupon Carl, ID Adam and more.
On October 14th, 2018, Facebook  user amy.l.williams.777 posted on Facebook of incident between a white woman in a golfcart and a black father watching his son's soccer game in St. Johns County, Flordia. She wrote:
"SOCCER WHILE BLACK. A parent at my son’s soccer game had the police called on him for cheering for his son during the game. This man was simply trying to watch his son's soccer game and cheer for him from the sides. He yelled 'The ref is right!' when he saw his kid out there getting frustrated after a call. This woman, lets call her Golfcart Gail, decided to spring into action and rapidly approach this parent and remind him that harassment would not be tolerated."
The post continues that after the father decided to leave the game to avoid a situation, the woman contacted the police and told him that "she no longer felt safe with his threatening behavior." The post received more than 32,000 reactions, 10,000 comments and 33,000 shares in less than one week (shown below).
On October 16th, First Coast News, an NBC/ABC affiliate in Florida, published two videos of the incident, one fo the woman calling the police and the other of the father speaking with law enforcement (shown below, left and right).
The incident was heavily criticized online, with many comparing the the incident to similar controversies (examples below). Twitter  @mergerson_jms tweeted, "Being black means if you raise your voice at a soccer game, a random person may feel 'threatened' and call police, when you were *telling your son that the referee was right.* And police dismiss it as "an argument" instead of misuse of 911. #GolfcartGail." Twitter user @DollyVol tweeted, "This crap is never gonna end…now we have Golf Cart Gail….smdh." Twitter user @LSpear37 tweeted, "The people who make these calls should be prosecuted for harassment."
On October 17th, Redditor  stein63 posted about the incident in the /r/news subreddit. The post received more than 25,000 points (83% upvoted) and 3,500 comments.
Several media outlets covered the story, including NBC, ABC, The Daily Dot,  Forbes and more.
 Facebook – amy.l.williams.777's Post
 WTLV – New video shows Ponte Vedra's 'Golfcart Gail' calling police on soccer dad during child's game
 Twitter – @mergerson_jms's Tweet
 Twitter – @DollyVol's Tweet
 Twitter – @LSpear37's Tweet
 NBC News – White woman dubbed 'Golfcart Gail' calls police on black father at soccer game
 ABC News – Black father speaks out about having deputies called on him in run-in with 'Golfcart Gail' at son's soccer game
 The Daily Dot – ‘Golf Cart Gail’ goes viral after calling the cops on a Black father coaching his son":https://www.dailydot.com/irl/golf-cart-gail-police-black-father-soccer-game/
 New York Post – Black dad Gerald Jones speaks out in aftermath of 'Golfcart Gail' incident
 Reddit – White woman dubbed 'Golfcart Gail' calls police on black father at soccer game
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