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29/05/2014 12:31 BST | Updated 29/05/2014 14:59 BST

Domestic Violence 'Joke' Sign In Texas Bar Goes Viral (PICTURE)

A chalkboard sign in a Texas bar has gone viral – for all the wrong reasons.

Drinker Courtney Joye Williams was celebrating a birthday at Scruffy Duffies in Plano when she noticed the sign which read: “I like my beer like I like my violence. Domestic.”

She posted a picture of the offending note to Facebook on 25 May, writing: “The sign immediately struck me in the worst way.

Not only did it dreg [sic] up some unpleasant memories in my life, but it struck a chord that this bar was condoning domestic violence as a joke and expressing that victims were no more important than the beer someone was drinking.”

She continues to say she spoke with several managers about her objections, claiming things got quite heated before the sign was removed. (Click here to read her full account of the exchange.)

The bar has since apologised, writing on its Facebook page: “It has come to our attention that one of our female employees wrote something offensive without the owner’s approval.

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“Domestic violence is something our family has unfortunately overcome in the past, therefore this subject is one we don’t take lightly.

“We are currently investigating the situation and proper actions will be taken immediately.

“We thank you for your patience and again want to ensure this is not our stance.”

The Dallas Morning News reports the general manager of the bar has since been fired.

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