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'Women banned from watching match' sign a joke, says pub

Jacobs Bar in Saggart said that two regulars had put up the sign saying that women are not allowed watch the match next Tuesday.

Image: Jacobs Bar via Facebook

A SIGN PROCLAIMING that women are banned from watching a Manchester City match in a Dublin bar next week is a joke, a pub employee has said.

The sign, which appeared on the Facebook page for Jacobs Bar in Saggart, says that the Manchester City versus Barcelona match on Tuesday 18 February will be shown in Jacobs Lounge, and “will be reserved for male patrons of Jacobs only”.

The sign goes on:

While we would usually welcome females to the lounge, we have to insist that on this occasion, ladies will be asked to converge in the middle bar for the duration of the match. Your understanding in this matter is greatly appreciated.

A Jacobs Bar staff member, who did not give his name, told TheJournal.ie that the sign was a “big joke”.

Two of the fellas that drink here are always getting on to their wives and daughters. They put it on Facebook just to rise them.

The two men behind the sign are described as “Man City fanatics” who hung the sign up on the bar “for a laugh” as a “joke to get rid of their wives”.

The staff member said that “of course” women are welcome to watch the match in the pub, adding: “The day we start barring ye, pet, we’re in trouble”.

“When Man City are on the TV, you won’t get them anywhere else,” joked the barman about the two regulars.

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