Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland is reportedly handing out free beer and food to attendants of the Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Northwestern Wildcats game to make up for the Wi-Fi being out at Aviva Stadium.
Beer/alcohol is free right now at Aviva Stadium because the internet is down Irish hospitality is top notch! #Huskers— Jake Sorensen (@937JakeSorensen) August 27, 2022
Early in the second quarter of the Big Ten opener, Nebraska fan and radio host Jake Sorenson tweeted that several people near him at the game had received free alcoholic drinks because the internet wasn’t working in the stadium.
The concessions lines got long very quickly after the word spread.
The queue for alcohol at Aviva Stadium right now because everything is free due to the internet being down. pic.twitter.com/JWS4IxyfxR— Amie Just (@Amie_Just) August 27, 2022
If you’ve ever attempted to use the free Wi-Fi in an American sports stadium, you learn pretty quickly not to expect much out of the supposed Internet access. But the Irish (not the Fighting, the actual) appear to have higher standards for their fans and patrons, and are willing to let go of drink revenue to make up for the Wi-Fi’s failings.
And the potent potables might be necessary for fans, as Northwestern and Pat Fitzgerald continue to do things like this on 3rd and 10.
Subjecting the Irish to this might get Fitzgerald sent to The Hague pic.twitter.com/057dDDNdVY— Sickos Committee (@SickosCommittee) August 27, 2022
Nebraska fans have plenty to celebrate right now, though — free drinks and two touchdowns already? If they were questioning the merits traveling to Ireland for a Cornhuskers football game before this, they won’t be anymore.
Update: 2:10 p.m.
Fans are now reportedly giving Aviva Stadium any cash they have to try to help, per Sorenson, the fan and radio host who is live tweeting from the game.
2nd update: People apparently feel so bad for Aviva Stadium and the situation that they are giving whatever cash they have to try and help the cause. Midwestern pride. https://t.co/BTa5Srvsta— Jake Sorensen (@937JakeSorensen) August 27, 2022
DraftKings podcaster Mike Golic, Jr. also tweeted that beer vendors are asking people to write glorified “IOUs” and requesting that they come back and pay after the game is over.
just heard from a friend that beer vendors asked them to write down their name on a piece of paper to come back and pay for their booze after the game. I weirdly respect the audacity— Mike Golic Jr (@mikegolicjr) August 27, 2022