Nebraska-Northwestern game in Ireland featured free beer and food when credit card machines went down

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Beer and other concessions were free at Aviva Stadium at the Northwestern-Nebraska game in Dublin, Ireland, because all the credit card machines were down. And because the venue doesn't accept cash and the machines can't connect to Wi-Fi, workers at the game gave away as much as they could.

How's this for some Irish hospitality?

The Omaha World-Herald, which was covering the event on-site, wrote that people were given "as many as he or she could carry in a cardboard drink carrier. One man carried seven. Most tried to get four." Fans grabbed cups of fries and hot dogs as well.

"Nothing is free in Ireland — but this is!' one fan, Stephen Cleary, told the World-Herald.

One video from the game showed a wild scene of fans trying to acquire as much free stuff as possible:

Meanwhile, both teams are playing well on the field. The Wildcats led the Cornhuskers 17-14 at the half. Ryan Hilinski threw for 214 passing yards and two passing touchdowns in the first half for Northwestern, while Casey Thompson has 229 passing yards, one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown for Nebraska.

The Nebraska-Northwestern game featured free beer and food. (Photo by Oisin Keniry/Getty Images)
The Nebraska-Northwestern game featured free beer and food. (Photo by Oisin Keniry/Getty Images)