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Senators want fans to stop throwing burgers on the ice

Marc DesRosiers / Reuters

The city of Ottawa loves burger-mania. The Senators, on the other hand, do not.

The team wants fans to stop throwing burgers on the ice, Peter Robb of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

The team plans to air messages from defensemen Erik Karlsson and Marc Methot during Thursday's contest against the New York Rangers asking fans to desist from throwing items onto the ice, burgers included.

"We will continue to abide by both our own and the NHL’s policy to work in the best interests of the safety of our fans and the players - which does not permit items being thrown on the ice during play. There will be zero tolerance for any items thrown onto the ice during play," said the team's director of communications, Brian Morris.

"We are treating this seriously enough that we had Erik Karlsson and Marc Methot tape a bilingual message after practice today that will play in tomorrow’s game - the message will support the above asking fans not to toss anything on the ice during the game."

The hamburger-throwing craze started following the strong play of goalie Andrew "The Hamburglar" Hammond, and picked up steam with the burger-eating antics of Curtis Lazar and Jeremy Roenick.

- With h/t to Pro Hockey Talk

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