NY Hotel Boss Axed for Ash Wednesday Slur
Palace Hotel chief bounced after mocking Catholic bell captain
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2009 11:00 AM CDT
A person has his forehead marked with ash at a mass to mark the beginning of Lent, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009.    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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(Newser) – The boss of a ritzy New York hotel has been canned for ordering a Catholic employee to lose his Ash Wednesday ashes, reports the New York Daily News. The manager of the Palace Hotel—located across the street from St. Patrick's Cathedral—told the bell captain "wipe that f-----g s--t off your face" when he showed up for work after church. The head of the luxury hotel chain flew in from London to personally hand the boss his pink slip after learning of the incident.