TEMPE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A decision by a Tempe restaurant to ban U of A colors during Thursday's ASU-UofA game has sparked an online debate.
According to a tweet made by College Bar & Grill on its Twitter page Tuesday, people are asked not to wear UofA gear, UofA colors, or exhibit "wildcat behavior" on Thursday. Customers who do so will not be allowed in, or will be asked to leave.
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Straight from the Dean's office: Mandatory school uniforms for Thursday! For a variety of reasons, we will not allow any Arizona Wildcat gear, colors or "behavior" inside our establishment on Thursday. NO EXCEPTIONS. Please plan and dress accordingly! (Photo: @pixelmandan) pic.twitter.com/jWinXgayuH— College Bar & Grill (@CollegeBarTempe) February 13, 2018
"This is Tempe, not Tucson," read the poster announcing the ban. "Don't bring that mess into our place. We reserve the right to ask you to leave for the benefit of a safe, positive experience for our patrons."
The ban sparked a lively debate on Twitter, with some users applauding the move.
I haven't even been here, and yet I already love this place. https://t.co/8Ytj85tg94— Jonathan Danielson (@JonathanIn2K) February 13, 2018
I like this.— WildcatPoise (@WildcatPoise) February 14, 2018
Others, however, criticized the restaurant's move.
They probably thought this was a good marketing move. I'm guessing this will backfire and a bunch of U of A fans show up.— Chris Holden (@wtwcats) February 14, 2018
I can't wait to see your bar rescue episode next fall.— Phil (@Ogormanpj) February 14, 2018
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