PHILADELPHIA, April 14 (UPI) -- A sign outside a Philadelphia sports bar inscribed with a joke about domestic violence sparked controversy over the weekend and got the jokester fired.
An A-frame sign containing a Heineken Light beer logo outside Bar-Ly was inscribed with the message, “I like my beer like I like my violence… domestic.”
The sign was taken down a few hours after it was put up when the bar received complaints.
“We didn’t want to offend people, so we took it down,” a representative of Bar-Ly told NBC10. “I personally didn’t think it was offensive.”
A bar spokesperson said the owner of Bar-Ly did not approve the sign before it was posted and that the staff member who put it used "very poor judgment."
"In no way does Bar-Ly condone domestic violence nor do we find it humorous," according to statement from the bar. "We are sorry to everyone who was offended."
The bar said the staff member who created the sign has been fired.