Wigan pie eating contest request coronavirus exemption

Harry’s Bar in Wigan, England has requested a coronavirus exemption from prime minister Boris Johnson for its World Pie Eating Championship.

“We are applying for special dispensation to hold it this year on the grounds that the event should be classified as an elite sport, but also involves consumption of a substantial meal. Well, maybe not on the grounds itself because of the tier thing and we’re shut, but we might see if we can use Wallgate car park.

“”We cannot do this by Zoom because the buggers will all cheat. Also, some think Zoom is a nightclub in Bolton, so they will be confused.

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  1. Anonymous said

    December 10, 2020 @ 11:41 pm

    In my opinion, which I don’t think should be controversial, a sporting event is elite when the best competitors in the world are there. I have no idea who will be at this contest, but I think the organizers should ask themselves the following question before applying for the exemption during a very unique and dangerous period of time: Do we have the best eaters in the world competing in our contest? If the answer is yes, okay, maybe go for the exemption. If the answer is no, just cancel it. Be safe, and set a good example.

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