City Hall in Washington Bans Cheese Because the Seahawks are Playing the Packers

City Hall in Washington Bans Cheese Because the Seahawks are Playing the Packers

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Banning cheese during the NFL playoffs? Fighting the Gouda fight. 

The city of Bainbridge Island, an hour’s ferry ride from Seattle, announced that they would be banning cheese today in City Hall in the spirit of competition. The Seattle Seahawks are battling the Green Bay Packers this Sunday in the NFL playoffs, and since Green Bay is in in the state most famous for its cheese (even the fans wear giant cheese heads), the city will banish the consumption and possession of all cheese. It’s so official, they’ve even decreed it an “executive order.”

The actual executive order to ban cheese reads as follows: “Due to the relationship between the Green Bay Packers, their fans, and cheese, the possession of and/or consumption of cheese or cheese-flavored products shall be banned in Bainbridge Island City Hall on Friday, January 16, 2015.”

And the law will indeed be enforced as such: “The Director of each Department shall take such actions as may be necessary to implement this order.”

It sounds like the order may be more tongue-in-cheek rivalry than a serious law, but just to be safe, keep your Muenster to yourself if you happen to be watching the game on Bainbridge Island. 

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