Bombers ban 'beer snake'

Bombers fans can dress up, but unruly or illegal behaviour will not be tolerated, says the team....

Bombers fans can dress up, but unruly or illegal behaviour will not be tolerated, says the team. (QMI Agency file/Brian Donogh)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:55 PM ET

The Winnipeg Football Club is cracking the whip when it comes to the beer snake.

As a result of several minor injuries at last Friday's home game, the organization has issued a zero tolerance policy when it comes to fan behaviour at Bomber games.

Last week the fans of Section S created what is known as a beer snake -- hundreds or maybe even thousands of empty beer cups stacked together to form a line that covered nearly the entire section.

The injuries occurred when the beer snake fell apart near the end of the game. Fans also threw beer cups.

As a result, excessive drinking and unruly and/or illegal behaviour will result in ejection or prosecution of the offender.

"Unfortunately, the Winnipeg Football Club continues to face new challenges with respect to unruly and/or disorderly behavior in the stadium facility during the course of game day," the Bombers said in a statement.

"Specifically, this behaviour relates to the 'beer snake' concept. Regretfully, we witnessed the beer cups being thrown at the conclusion of our home game of July 9 which resulted in several minor injuries to our fans as well as many emails and communications to our office voicing concern and displeasure from our fans."


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