Sometimes even negative press can be good for business, especially when there are a ton of people who agree with you.
An Ohio pub owner, who went viral calling for the NBA to get rid of LeBron James after his post about a cop killing a 16-year-old girl says he’s “never been busier” since telling people that he wouldn’t be showing NBA games at his place of business, according to Fox 8.
Jay Linneman is the owner of Linnie’s Pub in Cincinnati and he made that now infamous post on Facebook that has since went insanely viral.
“They just need to play the game and that’s it,” he said. “Their opinion doesn’t really matter. They’re using their position to push their opinions, and that’s just not right.”
LeBron fired back at the owner on Twitter with a sarcastic reply.
That tweet did the pub owner a favor, because now his business has been booming ever since.
“The support for the position has been overwhelmingly positive and has far outweighed the negatives,” he said.
Also on the pub’s website contact section, commenters have to type “yes” in a section that asks if they support law enforcement.
There is a link for people to click if they want to use “vile or threatening language, you can click and go here.”
If you click on the link, there are several searches including, “What happens to me in hell.”