Tuesday, May 08, 2007

More About Celery

A few days back, Lindy left a comment regarding her remarkable aunt, who, among many other remarkable talents, had the ability to eat celery without making a sound. This account reinforced my impression that celery can only inspire our gentlest inclinations, so I was as surprised as any of you to learn that celery is now banned at Stamford Bridge football matches. According to the Guardian:

Chelsea have banned celery from Stamford Bridge and ordered fans to stop throwing it during matches after the Football Association launched an investigation into instances of salad tossing at their recent matches. . . .

"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," read a statement on the club website. "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."

The statement went on to direct fans to a hotline they could call to report others seen carrying celery, promising that "all calls will be treated in confidence".

This page provides some background for the bemused.

Other antioxidant-rich projectiles to be polted at Sweetnicks.



Anonymous Ven Mum said...

Celery, raw, develops the jaw.
Celery, stewed, is more quietly
-- Ogden Nash, the most underrated poet of the 20th century

4:54 PM  
Blogger the chocolate lady מרת שאקאלאד said...

Exactly so.

5:55 PM  

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