Whether you’re a die-hard fan or you’ve recently jumped on the bandwagon, the United States soccer team and the World Cup are bringing our nation together as one. Hordes of Americans far and wide are taking days off work, beginning their drinking day at 10 a.m., singing songs and cheering their team on all in the name of a sport we traditionally don’t care about. The World Cup has everyone in America (except Ann Coulter) excited, even the Waffle House restaurants are prepared to sacrifice revenue for the sake of patriotism.
As the U.S. set their sights on the elimination game against Belgium tomorrow, the Waffle House is taking aim at an item on their own menu. The breakfast chain is calling for a boycott against Belgian Waffles … at least until the game is over. Instead, the Waffle House is encouraging patrons to order something else off their menu. A rep from the company simply stated, “We support America. We don’t support Belgian Waffles.”
The boycott of Belgian Waffles is much less annoying than the whole “Freedom Fries” fad during the start of the Iraq War. Support for the U.S. soccer team is at an all time high, more Americans watched the tilt versus Portugal than the NBA Finals and World Series. The Yanks have surely garnered more attention than ever since they made it out of the “group of death” and may attract more fans if they advance to the quarterfinals tomorrow.
If you were a true fan, you’d be wise to boycott other Belgian delicacies such as their chocolate or beer. Why not substitute those Belgian Waffles for biscuits and gravy instead? Nothing screams ‘Merica like biscuits and gravy. The United States soccer team is hopeful to make the quarters for only the second time in their World Cup history.