Bud Light can’t be overly happy that saying “dilly dilly” will get fans tossed from The Masters, which starts tomorrow.
Bunkered Online editor Bryce Ritchie recently tweeted, “Just been told security staff at Augusta National have been handed a sheet with a list of sayings that are prohibited. I’m told ‘dilly dilly’ is one of them. Patrons who shout out these phrases will be ‘removed’ immediately.”
Just been told security staff at Augusta National have been handed a sheet with a list of sayings that are prohibited. I’m told “dilly dilly” is one of them. Patrons who shout out these phrases will be “removed” immediately. #themasters
— Bryce Ritchie (@Bryce_bunkered) April 2, 2018
The news spread like wildfire across America through Thursday night and into Wednesday morning. Naturally, people aren’t pleased.
It didn’t take long for Bud Light to respond, and claim they’ll be shipping 1,000 “dilly dilly” shirts to Augusta for the major golf event.
Our King weighs in on the Dilly Dilly ban. pic.twitter.com/rVxrD5dsNf
— Bud Light (@budlight) April 3, 2018
Let me just say that this is one of the lamest moves I’ve ever seen in pro golf. You’re now going to get tossed for saying “dilly dilly” during the event? Seems like something a pissed off and whiny young girl who can’t attend a sleepover came up with. And no, I’m not just saying this because I drink Bud Light and there is a “DILLY DILLY” hat on my desk. They’re totally unrelated. Don’t ask questions about what I keep on my desk and why it’s there.
Secondly, everybody already thinks that golf is the softest mainstream sport in the world. Not sure banning sayings from commercials is going to improve its image. Do you know what hockey fans do at games? They get blitzed, pound on the glass and dream of the day they get to jump on the ice to fight a player. Hockey players are as tough as they come and the fans are a reflection of the sport’s mentality. Golfers are weak and pathetic relative to most other athletes. Apparently, the people in control of making decisions are also just as weak. Sad! Might have to go scoop up myself another “dilly dilly” shirt. Would seem like the only logical thing to do in the name of freedom.