Beer can strikes Norwich City’s celebrity chef co-owner

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A car carrying Norwich City joint majority shareholder Delia Smith is hit by a can of lager as it arrives before the Championship match at Portman Road, Ipswich.

Norwich City’s manager David Wagner has slammed the “idiots” who hurled a beer can at the club’s celebrity chef co-owner Delia Smith’s car before the English Championship derby at Ipswich Town on Saturday (Sunday NZ time).

Smith, 82, is well known in England as the host of TV cooking shows.

She and her husband, Michael Wynn Jones own a 40 per cent stake in Norwich City, her hometown club after earlier being long-time season ticket holders.

English newspaper reports claimed Smith was not hurt when a can of lager landed on the bonnet of her BMW car at Portman Road while it was stationary behind the Ipswich team bus.

The Sun newspaper reported that flares and cans of beer were hurled at the car and abuse shouted at the couple. It said Smith looked “shaken’’ and “scared’’ as she walked into the ground.

Wagner confirmed at the post-match press conference that Smith was unhurt, but called for the perpetrators to be banned.

“Unfortunately, there are idiots all over the world. It does not get in my head how I can behave like this when a woman over 80 years old in a car drives to a football match, even if she maybe supports the opponent,” Wagner said in The Guardian.

“It makes no sense. Hopefully, they will find the people and get a ban for their life.”

Ipswich and Norwich drew 2-2 in their first derby match for four years.

The result left newly-promoted Ipswich second on the Championship table on 52 points, 21 more than 10th-ranked Norwich.…Read more by Sunset Daily

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