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Fri Feb 2, 2018, 09:29 AM

'You sure you want to compare?' New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu lets Alabama know where #RealMardiG

'You sure you want to compare?' New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu lets Alabama know where #RealMardiGras is

Mobile, Ala., may have started the fight over who can claim the original Mardi Gras celebration in America, but New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu made it clear Thursday where the real Mardi Gras happens.

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson sent the first shot Wednesday with a tweet directed at Landrieu showcasing a billboard outside of New Orleans placed by Alabama's state tourism agency reading "You are 114 miles from America's Original Mardi Gras."




Stimpson also told Landrieu that Mobile would "love to show you how it's done!" when it comes to celebrating Mardi Gras.

Landrieu waited until Thursday to reply, firing off a quick three-jab combo that let Mobile know it can (maybe) claim the original Mardi Gras, but New Orleans has perfected it.

Read more: http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/article_29210500-07c4-11e8-a583-173841d91b4f.html

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