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Cameron Bailey owns Hillbilly Heaven at the corner of King Street East and Walnut Street North. Last week, he garnered some flack for using the Confederate flag as a sign on the restaurant. Some say the flag is inappropriate because of its racist overtones.
Bailey told CBC Hamilton that members of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats were supportive of his restaurant:
“I have guys from the Tiger-Cats come in here and some of them are southern black guys,? Bailey said. “As soon as there's some TiCat players that say 'hey, take that down,' then I'll think about it.?
Here is a response from Bob Young, the caretaker of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats:....
The Tiger-Cats and the new location for Hillbilly Heaven are neighbours. I think there's some potential mutually beneficial business opportunities here.