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Aviva Stadium giving away free beer at Northwestern vs. Nebraska due to lousy internet

How’s that for some hospitality?

American football comes to Dublin Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images

Update: Nebraska and Northwestern fans, pat yourselves on the back. You have apparently run Aviva Stadium dry.

How’s this for an Irish welcome.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats are currently playing their Week 0 season opener at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, and apparently the venue is having problems with the internet connection. The solution to appease annoyed attendees? Free booze apparently!

Free alcohol being given away at a football game in Ireland is perfectly on brand, especially with two Big Ten programs. And considering what two teams are playing, it may be needed for those in the stands by the end of this one.

This is the first college football game to take place in Ireland since 2016, a 17-14 Georgia Tech victory over Boston College. Nebraska was originally slated to open the season in Dublin last year, but those plans were shelved due to COVID-19.

Northwestern entered halftime holding onto a field goal lead but the Huskers struck right back with a pair of touchdowns in the second half to regain control. We appear to have an unexpected barnburner both on the field and in the stands.