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Rovers to adopt tradition before Friday's Yorkshire Battle.

1 April 2015

This Friday when Rovers face Bradford City in a battle of Yorkshire will see the Rovers players adopting an old tradition dating back 100's of years.

Rovers players and staff will be wearing Yorkshire puddings in their pants and drinking gravy before the big game as they look to gain every advantage over their Yorkshire neighbours.

A club spokesman said "we were approached by a local historian who explained the tradition and the superstition to us. It may sound a little crazy to some but the fact that our great grandfathers grandfathers generation used to employ such tactics to gain advantage over their rivals shows that there may be something in it. It is believed that by drinking the beef gravy moments before the game starts, we rid ourselves of evil spirits and the pudding down the pants not only protects us, but also brings with it wealth and opportunity".

Local historian Dr Fu L'dya explained "I'm not really a football fan but I live locally and I want my local team to gain every advantage they can this weekend. The tradition of drinking gravy is probably frowned upon by some, but then probably only by those that don't believe! The pudding in the pants is something that dates back to times before the "box" was invented for Yorkshire cricketers. Hardened puddings were worn around that area to protect from "bouncers", and over time it was believed that spiritually "wealth and opportunity" arrived on the doorstep of those that sported the savoury item".

The club have had approval from the Football League to drink the gravy pitch side before the game and to wear the puddings throughout the game which you can see by purchasing your tickets HERE.....

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