The American Social Bar & Kitchen used its social media page for the promotion, clearly not expecting the U.S. to rack up the tournament’s biggest-ever win in their opening game in Reims, France on Tuesday.
The rampant U.S. team, a traditional powerhouse of women’s football, face unfancied Chile on Sunday but thirsty Florida customers should not be expecting another night of multiple free shots and will have to settle for a single drink.
“Our ‘free shots’ promotion is not meant to be taken literally, especially when records are shattered,” a furiously back-pedalling Paul Greenberg, one of the managing partners at American Social, said in an email to Reuters.
“No one expected this, so instead of passing around shots, we have welcomed our patrons back for a round on us during the match against Chile on Sunday.”
The bar is a favourite meeting place for the local chapter of the U.S. soccer supporters group, the American Outlaws.
(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina, editing by Mitch Phillips)