7 Sports Traditions Related to Ag

Throwing Celery

Throwing Celery

Supporters of the English soccer team Chelsea have been known to throw celery around.

Two theories exist as to why this tradition started.

One is that after Matthew Harding, the club’s vice-chairman, died in an October 1996 helicopter crash, someone placed a bundle of celery among the flowers at the site.

Another theory is that, to mock Manchester United supporters who chanted “Wembley!” in reference to their home stadium, Chelsea fans began singing for the green vegetable.

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