Seattle bans cheese possession and consumption ahead of NFC Championship

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Ahead of the NFC Championship, Seattle installed a ban on cheese possession and consumption in hopes of keeping Green Bay Packers fans away last Friday.

If you are a Seattle Seahawks fan, don't even think about eating cheese on Friday, January 16th.

Douglas Schulze, the city manager of the City of Bainbridge Island in Kitsap County, Washington, has installed a ban on cheese possession and consumption in anticipation of this weekend's big NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers.

The best part of the cheese ban? Schulze passed along an executive order to explain his decision.

The executive order is hilarious, and may just be one of the greatest cases of government involvement in sports we have ever seen.

Seattle hosts Green Bay at CenturyLink Field on Sunday afternoon.

You can read the full cheese ban executive order from Schulze below, via FOX 6 Now.

By the authority vested in me as City Manager of the City of Bainbridge Island, Kitsap County, Washington, by the Revised Code of Washington and the Bainbridge Island Municipal Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. All executive branch departments and divisions of the Local Government shall authorize employees to celebrate Blue Friday on each Friday prior to any games of the Seattle Seahawks by wearing Seahawks jerseys, logo gear, team colors and gathering at lunch or breaks for tailgating type foods and non-alcoholic beverages.

Section 2. On Sunday, January 18, 2015, the Seattle Seahawks opponent in the NFC Championship game will be the Green Bay Packers, a.k.a. Cheeseheads. Fans of the Green Bay Packers are frequently seen wearing obnoxious wedge-shaped foam hats painted yellow.

Section 3. 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.

Section 4. The Director of each Department shall take such actions as may be necessary to implement this order.

Section 5. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) The authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) The functions of the Director of any Department, or the head thereof; or

(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the City of Bainbridge Island, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.


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