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    BBC News - Burger ban begins at Forest Green Rovers football club

    A spokeswoman for the Vegetarian Society said: "A diet lower in meat, particularly red meat, and higher in plant-based food is lower in fat, higher in fibre and higher in trace minerals.

    "Anything the British population as a whole can do to reduce their reliance on meat has got to be positive."
    Sorry but a vegetarian would say that

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    What ever happened to freedom of choice!

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    This "Freedom of choice" that you speak of......

    Surely we cannot have it any more, otherwise why would the minority get to rule over the majority?

    Indeed, the "Freedom of choice" here, is to not eat at the ground, and to get something in MaccyD's on the way there!

    Way to go, FGR, look at your club and decide which revenue stream you'd like to cut off.

    Moronic madness, in my opinion......and that has nothing to do with vegetarianism, it's to do with cold hard facts. Football supporters, in the main, would like a burger, hot dog or meat pie at half time. They certainly don't want to be preached to.

    *Please realise that these are MY opinions only*
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    Thats a whole other kettle of fish! But surely we should be allowed to choose what we eat, the same as we can choose what sports we like to watch or take part in, what clothes we like to wear, i shouldnt be told you must not eat meat because i dont.

    Please dont think i am pushing my views on anyone or saying people cant have an opionion or a belief (exactly the opposite in fact i support peoples right to choose and believe what they want to believe!) but i shouldnt have other peoples views/likes/dislikes forced upon me.

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    Just waiting for the first news story about people smuggling in burgers and getting ejected

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    Its his club so he can do as he wishes. Me? I'd love more places to do this. Burgers and junk like that are horrible food really, I'd much prefer the caterers to put some effort in and make a nice menu using different flavours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesreedersmith View Post
    Thats a whole other kettle of fish!
    Kettles of Fish will still be allowed in the football ground.

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    "Anything the British population as a whole can do to reduce their reliance on meat has got to be positive."

    Positive for vegitarians pushing their choice on others.

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    That's ridiculous.

    The Mrs is a Veggie - but she'd never even dream of pushing it on anyone else. Thats totally nuts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    "Anything the British population as a whole can do to reduce their reliance on meat has got to be positive."

    Positive for vegitarians pushing their choice on others.
    Same thing can be said about places selling no veggie options... ie. 'meat eaters pushing their choice on others'. It isn't about 'pushing' anything, its about 'I own this football club, this is what we're going to do'. Same with any business.

    Why can't it be a veggie club? You get veggie restaurants, veggie pubs etc...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Thats totally nuts!
    I'm sure that's their eventual aim.

    Schools do this. It's part of their healthy eating regime. [AKA "your child eats rabbit food and the staff get to eat your child's chocolate."]


    Random fact: I know a veggie, he also does martial arts and various other health improving activities. He's also the sickest person I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Same thing can be said about places selling no veggie options... ie. 'meat eaters pushing their choice on others'. It isn't about 'pushing' anything, its about 'I own this football club, this is what we're going to do'. Same with any business.
    Although most places offer veggie stuff. So its not the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    Although most places offer veggie stuff. So its not the same.
    Huh? It is totally the same! Try going to KFC and seeing what is veggie. Nothing is.

    Most football clubs offer red meat, just this one doesn't. They still offer chicken and fish, just not red meat. Really not seeing how it is in any way different?

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    I wouldnt say its about the Veggie issue, it's simply a bad financial decision.

    Somehow I can't see a swarm of fans chanting "you're going home in a f$%$%^" ambulance" whilst daintily nibbling at a lentil+cous cous wrap
    As for exciting/varied menus....have you ever seen the catering vans at footie grounds...pre prepared burgers and dogs from cans still manages to confound most 'chefs'

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Same thing can be said about places selling no veggie options... ie. 'meat eaters pushing their choice on others'. It isn't about 'pushing' anything, its about 'I own this football club, this is what we're going to do'. Same with any business.

    Why can't it be a veggie club? You get veggie restaurants, veggie pubs etc...?
    because you go to a food pub primaraliy to eat you go to a football match to watch football, its a choice think if you want a buger go to mcdonalds etc if you want a nut cutlet go to a vegie place but with football you go because you support that team. I dont have a problem with eating veggie my sister and her husband/family are all vegie and was there over christmas but i do like having the option and a sporting event where i couldnt have a burger or a hot dog would probably make me stay at home

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