Park Tavern has apologized to aggrieved Atlanta Falcons fans aggravated at their plans to host a rally for Green Bay Packers.
The announcement of the Packers event drew immediate ire on social media - including this very stern response from Sarah Ryan, wife of QB Matt Ryan.
"We want to take a moment to address the ongoing commentary regarding the Packers Pep Rally on Saturday," the popular Midtown restaurant wrote on its official Facebook page - where it earlier announced the Packers rally. "First and foremost, we are and have always been Falcons fans and are rooting for them to make it to the Super Bowl, (AND WIN!). While it was not our intent to offend any Falcons fans, we realize that we did with our choice to host this event and apologize. We take pride in being one of Atlanta’s largest event venues, hosting more than 500 diverse events each year and welcoming both locals and visitors alike to rent our facility. As one of the greatest cities filled with people from across the country, we strive to be reflective of what makes Atlanta unique and look forward to continuing to be a part of our incredible community.”
The Packers rally is Saturday. A pro-Falcons viewing party is Sunday, during the game.
Many fans seem unhappy the restaurant overlooking Piedmont Park decided to appeal to the opposing team.
Check out some the responses on Twitter: