The following comes from one the funniest TV shows in the UK, the comedy sports quiz, "They Think It's All Over." It's hosted by Nick Hancock.
In Spain earlier this year, a season ticket holder was refused entry to a Real Betis home game for the flimsy and pathetic excuse that he was dead. His family had brought his ashes to the match in a glass container.
Nick Hancock's comment was, "It's coming to something when you can't take a bottle of pop to the game with you."