FINAL WHISTLE ON MEAT AT FOREST GREEN

If you thought munching on a steak and kidney was part of the football fan experience then think again.

Forest Green Rovers Football Club has banned burgers and sausages from being sold to fans at the New Lawn. The ban was first applied to players at the Blue Square Bet Premier club a few weeks ago but has now been extended to the whole stadium.

Dale Vince, club owner and vegan, said: "A few weeks ago the decision was taken to no longer feed our players red meat. The decision was taken on performance and health grounds.

"Following that it seemed quite right that if red meat was not good enough to feed our players, then it wasn't good enough for our staff, fans and visitors too," he added.

Vince who also runs green electricity company Ecotricity said free-range poultry and fish from sustainable stocks will continue to be served.

Posted on 13/02/2011