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A Manchester City fan was banned in 1995 from bringing dead chickens into City's Maine Road ground. He used to celebrate City goals by swinging the birds around his head.

Stopping off en route to Iceland , the Albanian national team were thrown out of England in 1990 after going on a shopping spree at Heathrow. They had thought "duty free" meant help yourself.

Italian referee Marcello Donadini was taken to hospital in 1973 after being bitten in the back by a player who didn't agree with a descison.

The Scottish Cup tie between Falkirk and Inverness Thistle in 1979 was postponed no fewer than 29 times because of bad weather.

Fans at Gillingham were subjected to celery searches in 1996. a craze had started for waving sticks of celery while chanting an obscene song. So anyone caught in possession of the vegetable was threatened with a life ban.

The world's highest scoring game was in the Madagascar first division. It was 123-0. The other team continued scoring own goals in a protest against a bad refereeing decision.

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