Parmagate: Poultry fan cries foul over parmy’s ban
AN IRATE deep-fried poultry lover is crying foul over The Chronicle's decision to ban his photograph of a juicy, cheese-topped chicken parmigiana from its Facebook cover photo competition.
The Chronicle asks its Facebook likers every week to submit photographs to become the page's new cover picture.
Michael Rickwood has twice submitted a photograph of a chicken parmigiana - a delicacy he says was "given to us by the very gods that gave us earth and water" - and this week won the competition by receiving the most likes.
He has tagged his parmigiana campaign #parmaunited.
But Mr Rickwood was in a crispy flutter when The Chronicle made the decision to ban the photograph.
"The status states that the most 'likes' on a photo gains the privilege to have said picture as the cover photo for the following week," he said.
"As my photo of delicious chicken parmy won, I am unsure as to the reasons why when I look to read news articles posted by your page, I am not welcomed by a food which serves so many happy memories to thousands of your followers.
"This delicacy was given to us by the very gods that gave us the earth and water, it should be celebrated as such.
"Without any signs of appreciation to their gift, I feel quite selfish and fear that next time I go to a pub, I will be greeted by the parmy's arch nemesis - chicken kiev!
"I would rather go home starved than stoop to chicken kiev's level."
Should the chicken parmigiana rule the roost and become our new Facebook cover pic?
This poll ended on 12 March 2015.
Mmmmmm ... chicken parmigana
Let if fly!
I want one now
No way, chicken kievs rule
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
Mr Rickwood said the people of Toowoomba and the Darling Downs would be proud to be represented by "such a perfect component of our lives".
"I hope to see very soon an updated picture, as I am a proud chicken parmy advocate and think it will perfectly top your Facebook page, as cheese and ham does to the chicken and tomato based sauce."
The Chronicle decided to clip the parmy's wings because, despite being delicious, it was not up to scratch as far as Facebook cover photos go.