A bar in London is in hot water after serving a cocktail called a "Sundae, Bloody Sundae," named after one of the most violent events in Irish history, when 26 people were shot by British Army soldiers during a protest.
The drink, which was for sale in a bar called Adventure Bar, had vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, and the detail that people seemed to find the most offensive, a toy soldier on top. The bar has since removed the drink from its menu.
"I really couldn't believe it to be honest, when I first saw it on the menu,” said Adam McGibbon, a Belfast citizen, to the Belfast Telegraph. “I didn't think it was too bad until I saw the soldier perched on top,"
McGibbon took to the bar’s Facebook page to explain his disdain for the drink. Soon, thousands of comments flooded in, prompting the bar to apologize, though the bar claims the drink was not based on the violent event at all.
"It was originally a reference to an Alan Partridge sketch but clearly this has been misconstrued, as we are understanding more as people make comments online," said the spokesman to the Belfast Telegraph.