Oldham Athletic ask fans to kindly refrain from setting rival supporters' hair on fire

Posted by Chris Wright

Clint Hughes/Getty ImagesOldham Athletics officials are trying to make their ground a fire-free zone

After a spate of flaming perms having to be extinguished at Boundary Park, Oldham Athletic have released a statement in which they have politely requested that their fans stop setting rival supporters' hair alight with cigarette lighters.

The statement, which appeared on the club's official site, reads thusly:

"Latics are warning fans that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated at Boundary Park.

"We have recently had supporters ejected for such offences as bottle throwing and attempting to light people's hair with cigarette lighters.

"This is totally unacceptable behaviour and cannot be tolerated.

"Greater Manchester Police have 'spotters' attending all games that are not policed and are aware of these incidents."

Note to self: Give the hairspray a miss if traveling to Boundary Park in the future.

What has the world come to if you have to go out of your way to tell people to stop setting fire to one another's hair?


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