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Local bar owners share different opinions on airing Super Bowl

(WPDE)

With all the controversy surrounding NFL players protests, by taking a knee during the national anthem, local bar owners have different opinions about airing the Super Bowl this Sunday.

One bar owner says she's backing our veterans and men and women in blue by not showing the big game.

The folks at Patty's Dew Drop Inn in Surfside Beach haven't aired any NFL games all season long. As a result, owner Patty Nuth said her business took a 20 percent loss, but she isn't phased by it. She said money isn't everything for her business.

"I've always been a patriot. I love my country, I love football, but I love my country more," said Nuth.

Her doors will still be open Sunday. In fact she's got plans for a big party, even without the game.

The folks at Calda's Sports Bar in Myrtle Beach are also planning a big celebration. They ask you to not only show support for our service men and women, but also for small businesses.

Anthony Calda, the owner of Calda's Sports Bar, says he plans to show the game for a couple of reasons.

"I don't think the businesses are really thinking about this correctly. I think the businesses should think about their business. I mean, again, this is one of the biggest events in our history where it's a lot of money not just to our businesses but to our community," said Calda.

Both bar owners and customers we spoke with said, at the end of the day, this is America and we are all entitled to our beliefs and opinions. They hope that everyone can just find somewhere to have a good time.

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