This will be one of the few times I'll likely have to cite TMZ during my writing career, and certainly the only time I'll get to write about Belgian Waffles -- so I had to take advantage and just go for it.
Anyway, the most American of American chain restaurants, Waffle House, is calling for a boycott on Belgian Waffles.
"We support a boycott on Belgian Waffles," a rep told TMZ. "We support America. We don't support Belgian Waffles."
In case that wasn't clear...
We don't believe in Belgium waffles— Waffle House (@WaffleHouse) June 30, 2014
Of course, the United States men's national team faces Belgium in the Round of 16 on Tuesday, and people have jokingly called for a boycott on everything Belgium in the last few days. From waffles to beer to the gross idea of putting mayonnaise on fries, people are doing their best to steer clear of Belgian tranditions.
Personally, I think Belgian waffles are inferior to pancakes and French toast when it comes to carbo-loading breakfasts that require syrup, so this wouldn't be too difficult.
Now, if someone called for a boycott on bacon, we would have an issue. I'm just going to pretend the United States invented bacon, so there will never be a problem.