Taking a direct slap at Green Bay Packers fans, better known as "cheeseheads," the manager of a city near Seattle has banned cheese in City Hall before Sunday's NFL playoff game between the Packers and Seattle Seahawks.
In what sounds like an episode of "Parks & Recreation," Ron Swanson, I mean Bainbridge Island City Manager Douglas Schulze, a devoted Seahawks fan, banned the possession or consumption of the dairy product inside the building in executive order 121212, named after the Seahawks' passionate "12th man" fan base.
Bainbridge Island bans 'cheese' in City Hall prior to #Seahawks/Packers game. http://t.co/DVVC5t8pvu
— Bill Henning (@wmhenning) January 16, 2015
The Seahawks host the Packers on Sunday in a conference championship game. The winner advances to the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 in Arizona.
"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," Schulze said in Wednesday's temporary order.
The order also allows government employees to participate in "Blue Friday" by wearing Seahawks jerseys and team colors, and to gather at lunch or on breaks for tailgating parties.
"This is purely just for fun and camaraderie and to bring together our staff," said city spokeswoman Kellie Stickney. "No fines or cheese-related strip searches."
Hmm. How long before Green Bay bans coffee?