"I loved Stooging. Me and me dad like watching them Keepers flattened. I don't want to go to Quidditch no more."
—A young Quidditch fan complaining to the Daily Prophet about the change in rules that disallowed Stooging[src]

Stooging was a foul in Quidditch. It was a tactic performed in the scoring area, and involved a team's Chasers. It was when two of a team's Chasers knocked the opposing team's Keeper out of the way so that their third Chaser can score a goal easily. Stooging was originally allowed in Quidditch matches, but was eventually banned in 1884. The ban drew heavy criticism, as the fans believed it was the opposing chasers' responsibility to keep the others from interfering.[1]

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Notes and references

  1. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 6 (Changes in Quidditch since the Fourteenth Century)