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League One side Gillingham sold out-of-date alcohol for £2 during their pre-season clash against Millwall this week - and the decision has sparked a huge amount of debate online. Would you drink it?
In total, around 2,000 fans turned up to watch Gillingham record a 1-1 draw against Gary Rowett's side at the Priestfield Stadium.
It was an entertaining clash from start to finish as a late goal from Millwall substitute Jake Cooper cancelled out Kyle Dempsey's first-half opener but for many, it was an off-the-field incident that brought about the most debate.
For the first time since February 2020, when the COVID restrictions were put in place and games were played behind closed doors, the Football League club finally welcomed fans to the stadium.
And to celebrate their return, those behind the scenes at Gillingham decided to flog out-of-date beer to both the home and away support for the bargain price of £2.
It was a decision that was met with a mixed response.
One Twitter user was on board with the decision. "Good idea to maximise revenue, avoid wasting beers, and they're not selling it to customers without their consent," he said. "Smart moves."
Another said: "Am I the only one that doesn't find a problem with this? Beer lasts for ages. And they've told you it's out of date," while a third commented: "To be fair £2 is quite reasonable for an out of date beer."
Despite some of the positive reactions to the cheap beer, some weren't as understanding.
"You couldn't explain Gillingham in a photo better," said one user while another said: "State of that."
A third said: "If there's ever a picture to sum this club up, it's this one."
Can we all just take a minute for all the Millwall fans that are currently on the Bog today from drinking £2 out of date beer. Heart goes out to you all...- Adam:registered:Illing (@Adam_R_Illing) July 28, 2021
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