There will be no light beer — or any other alcohol — publicly distributed or consumed during Tuesday’s victory parade through Boston for the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, Mayor Martin J. Walsh said Monday, despite a social media post that suggested otherwise.
In a message posted on Twitter in the wake of the Pats’ victory, Bud Light congratulated fans and offered to help them celebrate, writing, “Bring your 21+ friends and join us along the parade route for the Super Bowl celebration. #ToastToTheGOAT.”
.@Patriots fans, congratulations.— Bud Light (@budlight) February 4, 2019
You won the #SuperBowl.
We’re bringing the beer.
Bring your 21+ friends and join us along the parade route for the Super Bowl celebration. #ToastToTheGOAT pic.twitter.com/EvLH5TE9MV
Walsh shot down the offer in a City Hall news conference Monday afternoon,
“I know they tweeted it out, but I think that they’re working potentially . . . with our restaurants; they’ll be doing it with restaurants. There’s no public drinking, so . . . you’re not going to be seeing Bud Light cans going up and down the parade route. You can’t do that.”
Walsh said police would seize alcohol from anyone caught drinking in public and could arrest violators.
He also asked fans not to throw beer cans or other projectiles, citing the cans that struck Red Sox manager Alex Cora and a World Series trophy at the team’s November parade celebrating its series victory.
Representatives for Bud Light’s parent company, Anheuser-Busch, did not respond Monday to a request for comment.
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