Jerry's Sno Cones
, the beloved purveyor of frozen treats, upset some true-blue tigers fans when they posted an orange (UT) Jerry's shirt on Twitter. Calls for a boycott were made.
"I got a bunch of girls, you know — hundreds of them for years," says David Acklin of Jerry's. "They really wanted an orange T-shirt to take back. They want to take a piece of Memphis."
(They also have a blue shirt.)
Claims were made that Jerry's Twitter account was then deleted. Acklin denies this but says he's not social media savvy. He says that they blocked those who were not followers and those who were being overly rude and using crass language.
"We didn't shut down Twitter," he says. "We didn't want it to be used as a platform for people to be hateful to each other."
Ultimately, says Acklin, he's heartened by the fervor of Memphis fans.
"We want Memphis football to do well; we want soccer to do well, and we want people to show up no matter. Whether we're losing or not, show up."
Acklin adds that they adding a new sno cone called Eye of the Tiger tomorrow. What's the flavor?
"We're still working on it," he says.