An email sent this morning from a Bristol City fan in the Czech Republic put my scam radar on high alert. A pal pointed out an interesting post on the BBC 606 forum – a rather transparent attempt by a marketing or PR company to start a bit of a pie revolution in the lower leagues. I suggest that it’s a pseudo row to create a foundation for a bigger campaign for Pukka Pies. The food company has a history of punching over its weight when drawing attention to itself. There is a part of me that hopes that this plea for quality pies is a not genetically modified one. http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A26967586
The pies at Ashton Gate!Championship Bristol City
by williamstanleystone4 16 September 2007
This is a serious article to all the true Bristol City fans out there! you have to stop buying the pies at Ashton Gate as it has been confirmed that they are in actual fact not ‘Pukka pies’! come on lads don’t compromise! don’t accept anything less than a ‘pukka pie’! Other pies aren’t good for our health as football fans. We have to inform the chairman Steve Lansdown about this catastrophe. It is unacceptable. Please for your own dignity avoid these pies. You will be a disgrace to the nation if you eat any other pie. We have to get this message around Ashton Gate so that nobody buys these compromising pies and then hopefully the caterers at the gate will find out about this compromising situation and replace these wretched excuses for pies with the real thing; ‘Pukka Pies’ ‘Don’t Compromise’.
Do this for your dignity! protest about the pies and we’ll get Pukka Pies! Come on lads! lets do this for Bristol City Football Club!