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Potomac Nationals remove Belgian beer tap handles to support USA soccer


Several large-scale American restaurant operations took cracks at supposed Belgian specialty foods this week in advance of the U.S.-Belgium round-of-16 matchup.

Now here comes the Potomac Nationals in support of the movement. Via press release:

The Potomac Nationals are showing their national pride for the United States Men’s National Soccer Team by removing Belgian beer offerings from their concessions areas at Pfitzner Stadium in advance of tonight’s 7:05 pm game vs. the visiting Frederick Keys (Baltimore Orioles)….

The red, white, and blue of the Carolina League made the patriotic move to wipe out Belgian beer taps as a show of good faith amidst the current wave of World Cup fever in the United States.

Potomac Nationals Food and Beverage Director, Aaron Johnson explains, “As an ardent supporter of our country’s national men’s soccer team, the Potomac Nationals felt it was only right to sideline our Belgian beer taps the evening before Team USA clashes with Team Belgium in the knockout round of the World Cup. If we sold Belgium waffles at The Pfitz, they too would be placed on the concessions inactive list.”

In the event the USMNT was to be defeated by Team Belgium tomorrow, it is not clear whether or not the Potomac Nationals will continue to carry Belgian beer at Pfitzner Stadium.

Solid work, P-Nats. Probably too much to ask for a Belgian Waffle Bonfire in the outfield grass, but if you find a few stray Eggos, might as well try.

If you’re curious, the affected brews are Stella Artois and Shock Top Belgian White. Now, Shock Top is technically a Budweiser product, and that could lead to a whole debate about Budweiser’s ownership, but whatever. It has Belgian in the name. Got to bench that.

(Via Sporting News)

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.
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