Sunday, March 18, 2007

Celery hotline

A British football club has warned their fans against throwing celery during matches, saying it was a criminal offence and that anyone caught lobbing the popular salad vegetable could be banned.

The unlikely warning follows referee reports mentioning celery-throwing at two recent Chelsea football club matches.

The reports are being investigated by the Football Association (FA), the club says on its website.

The FA's investigation could result in sanctions being taken against the club, who says "the throwing of anything at a football match, including celery, is a criminal offence for which you can be arrested and end up with a criminal record".

"In future, if anyone is found attempting to bring celery into Stamford Bridge they could be refused entry and anyone caught throwing celery will face a ban," it said.

"The club also urged fans who spot anyone throwing celery in the stadium to call a telephone number, adding that "all calls will be treated in confidence".

4 comments:

Debbie said...

Now I need to know.

Why celery?

dom said...

Coz the knives ,hand grenades and tomatoes were removed

yellowdog granny said...

what..? they were drinking bloody mary's and tossed the celery at them?...im with debbie..i don't get it...

Wendy said...

Thank you for posting this news story. We at the League for the Suppression of Celery appreciate your diligence at bringing people's attention to this dangerous vegetable.