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Bar makes footie fans happy by keeping game on while still honouring 10pm curfew
October 9, 2020
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Bar staff showed lockdown rules two-fingers as they found a way to let boozy football fans finish watching a penalty shootout after the 10pm curfew.
Nico’s Cafe Bar in Glasgow tweeted a video of a crowd chanting and peering in through their windows at the bar's TV screen.
A barman can be heard laughing as the rowdy fans squeezed together and cheered as a goal was scored despite coronavirus restrictions.
The footage has been shared more than 1,000 times after Nico's Cafe Bar posted it on its social media accounts.
It tweeted, "When the pubs close at 10 but there’s a penalty shoot out…. Flag of Scotland" adding a face with tears of joy emoji.
The video has now sparked an online row over whether the bar should have turned off the TV.
Fraser Stewart, of Forfar, Angus, said: "Big crowd gathered outside because the pub shut. If it was open normal hours they would have been inside socially distanced at their tables."
But Paul Stalker added: "As a licensee your responsibility does not end at the door. You should have switched off your TV screens once you saw it was encouraging people to gather outside your premises. You should have also taken action to disperse people from your premises properly, including calling the Police if necessary.
"Frankly, from what I have seen I don't think you should be allowed to open after the restrictions get lifted.
"It is a minority of bad business like you that are jeopardising the majority of business that have really gone the extra mile to keep both their customers and those in the community safe.
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"I am minded to report you to the Police and Glasgow City Council for your behaviour.
"Finally thank you for providing video evidence of you failing to abide by the Coronavirus regulations. Much appreciated!"
Nico's Cafe Bar and Glasgow City Council have been contacted for comment.