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Pie contest breaks wind with tradition.

Byline: JOE SMITH

THIS year's World Pie Eating Championships has been forced to swap meat pies for chicken - to avoid contestants breaking wind.

Organisers of the annual event which will be held in Wigan on Tuesday said they will be using poultry pastries and not red meat for the first time.

Officials said the move was necessary to make the event more enjoyable for the watching crowd.

The decision was made in the wake of the Grand Slam of Darts when Scot Gary Anderson and Dutchman Wesley Harms blamed each other for repeatedly breaking wind.

Tony Callaghan, owner of event venue Harry's Bar, said: "We're steering things away from red meat content this year for health considerations,and also to avoid the methane issue."

He referred to warnings about greenhouse gases from cattle and "the controversy involving farting at major darts tournaments which recently distracted players".

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