Chelsea Fans Will Be 'Refused Entry' Into Stamford Bridge if They Bring Celery Along With Them

Cameron Ramsey

​Now, we all know that security  and safety are paramount to any day out at a football match. Nobody wants to be surrounded by a threatening gaggle of knife-wielding, abuse-hurling  yobs as you take in the scenes from the terraces.

However, at Chelsea it appears that they have their priorities a little mixed up. A statement issued on the clubs website, via Sport Bible, claims that if a fan is to bring celery along to the game with them, they will be 'refused entry' and could even earn themselves a 'criminal record.'

Carling Cup Final: Chelsea v Arsenal
Carling Cup Final: Chelsea v Arsenal

The statement reveals:  "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."

Comically strange and baffling we have to say. Although the outlawed vegetable does have a striking relationship with the Blues' faithful, as it's used as a prop during a crowd chant which involves the idea of tickling a girl's bum with the veg.

The odd song was reintroduced to Stamford Bridge in 2007, and the sticks of celery which are used to presumably mimic the song's perverted agenda are used as healthy, yet supposedly harmful missiles, as they're launched towards approaching opposing players.

Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabreg...
Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabreg...

So, in essence, never mind the flares, the knives, the bottles - if you're planning on giving yourself a stick of celery to enjoy at the Bridge anytime soon, you may as well hand yourself over to the local authorities, lock yourself away in the cells for the night, and think deeply about the kind of monster you truly are. 

Although, nothing goes down better at half time than a plain old steak and mushroom pie with a pint. Much more traditional.


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