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This Woman Ate A Footy Meat Pie With A Fork And It's Dividing The Nation

It's an undisputed Aussie food icon: the humble meat pie. But this footy fan's method of eating it has people outraged.

One woman's pie-eating habits at an AFL match at the MCG this week has sparked a fierce debate on social media.

"If this doesn't rattle your cage, then you're not Australian," Instagram account Brown Cardigan posted alongside a video of the woman, which has since racked up more than 200,000 views.

The controversial video which appears to have been taken at the Richmond vs Collingwood clash,  shows the AFL fan eating her pie with a fork by scooping out the meat mince, leaving just the shell of pastry at the end.

Her actions have been slammed online as "outrageous" and "disgraceful".

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"Does she discard the pastry once she's eaten the mince? So many questions," one user commented.

"I have never been so insulted and disgusted in my life," another disgruntled viewer said.

"I think what hurts most is she is at a footy game, your [sic] meant to make an absolute mess of it with sauce going everywhere, it’s part of the football culture isn’t it."

But others jumped to the defence of the woman, arguing it's "each to their own" when it comes to how you eat pies.

"Rewatching this I honestly see nothing wrong," one user said.

While others admitted they too ate their meat pies the nontraditional way.

Image: Instagram (browncardigan)

Others also pointed out that her decision must have been "premeditated", because she had chosen to forgo the classic white plastic fork for what appeared to be a metal one brought from home -- but we say kudos to her for choosing re-usable cutlery, of course!

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But regardless of whether you eat your meat pie in a refined way with a fork or are just happy chow down on one and let the flaky crumbs fall as they may... there's one real question that still needs to be answered here.

Why, in the name of all that is good ol' Aussie cuisine, can't we see any tomato sauce in this video?

Featured Image: Instagram (browncardigan)