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Fans to burn Favre items at halftime Monday night

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Eau Claire, WI (KWWL) -- At Milwaukee Burger Co., Favre memorabilia will be put to rest.

The sports bar and grill, in Eau Claire WI, is planning a burning party. Patrons can bring in their Favre memorabilia and throw it into a flaming burn barrel in the parking lot during halftime of the Packers-Vikings game. The business will donate $10 to charity for each article burned.

The game, set for 7:30 p.m. at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, will be broadcast on ESPN. Milwaukee Burger Co. will show the game.

Manager Julie Kolk said the idea to burn Favre jerseys, pictures, posters and other items sparked when the former Packers quarterback came out of retirement in August to play for the Minnesota Vikings.

"It kind of started with some of the regulars here," Kolk said. "There was a lot of talk about doing something for the Packers-Vikings game."

The restaurant, along with patrons, decided to have a "Brett Favre burning ceremony," Kolk said. Of course, they mean no harm to Favre - only to things that bear his name.

Kolk said Milwaukee Burger Co. is filled with about equal numbers of Vikings and Packers fans on any Sunday during football season.

"We cater to both the Vikings and the Packers (fans)," she said. "We do have kind of two segregated crowds."

If people want to burn Vikings Favre items, they're more than welcome to do that too.

 

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