A FOOTBALL club has been accused of serving up a “puke-inducing health hazard” after pictures emerged of a fan’s putrid-looking pie.
The £3.10 pie sold at Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Molineux ground contains a large, solid, greenish lump taking up most of the space inside the pastry case.
The pictures were taken by Aston Villa fan Gavin Richardson who, as well as seeing his side lose 2-0 to Wolves, lost his appetite on examing the pie.
Gavin sent the pictures to Stevie Green, from London, who posted them on Twitter with the caption: “My mate bought a pie at the Wolves game. Look at the state of it.”
Several baffled posters ask what the object is and Stevie offered the possible explanation that it is mushy peas from a tin which have retained their shape.
Further replies suggest that it has not been properly defrosted and then the pie not fully cooked in the middle.
Stevie’s tweet has been retweeted over 1,000 times and liked almost 1,000 times.
Twitter account Non League Crowds replied: “That Wolves pie has got to be a puke-inducing health hazard hasn’t it? Nothing more, nothing less.”
John McCoy said: “Must have been a PUKa pie.”
Daniel Grant said: “This has me reduced to tears.”
Roderick Cooper added: “Aaauuughhh! Disgusting. And I’ve eaten – with relish – dodgy pies the length and breadth of the land over past decades of away specials.”
Some Wolves fans suggested that Stevie was just trying to get back at their club after Villa’s defeat to their rivals.
Phil Hough said: “I think that’s a big lump of sour grapes.”
A user named Wolves Fan said: “It’s not a Villa fan who is green with envy is it”, while Matt Ball added: “I think you need to worry about the state of your midfield rather than our pies.”
No-one was available to comment from Wolves despite numerous phone calls and emails.
The pie has been the snack of choice for famished football fans for more than a century.
The legendary chant “Who ate all the pies?” is said to have been first sung in 1894 by Sheffield United supporters, and directed at the club’s goalkeeper William “Fatty” Foulke, who weighed 140 kg (22 stone).
Recent research showed that Chelsea has the most expensive pies in the English Premier League, coming in at a whopping £4.80. Burnley had the cheapest at £3.