Adelaide is generally known as a sleepy and genteel city in a quiet and orderly state. And most people like it that way. But when Adelaide has a scandal, it tends to be big, bold and \u2026. well, scandalous. This week the city\u2019s twitterati have been tweeting, its Facebookers have been outraged and the local media has been on a quest to bring the offenders to book. Uproar over less hot chips per box It\u2019s the great Adelaide Oval chip scandal. And the reason for the uproar has been the discovery by Adelaide Crows footy fans \u2013 who are already scandalised by their team\u2019s dismal performances this season \u2013 that they have been receiving less hot chips per box at games. This after Oval management, which looks after the catering at the AFL games, had previously announced that refreshment prices were coming down this season. Cue outrage that has not been seen in the city since the dreaded Victorians \u2018stole\u2019 the Adelaide Grand Prix and moved it to Melbourne in 1996. Photo credit: Yahoo Sport via Facebook Locals rush to right this heinous wrong Radio station 5AA immediately mounted a campaign to get the chips back up to size and involved the heavy hitters on its breakfast team, David and Will, in an effort to sort the problem out. Vince Newhill took to social media to voice his opinion that \u201cAdelaide Oval should be ashamed of themselves! No wonder there (sic) cheaper! I bet there (sic) making the same profit. Not happy!!!!\u201d \u201cI think it\u2019s pathetic,\u201d wrote another social media commentator, Avron Foster. Not all pull together when the chips are down But in case you think that everyone pulls together in Adelaide when the chips are down,think again. \u201cCrows supporters are well balanced \u2026 chips on both shoulders,\u201d wrote George Wiz, who is presumably a fan of Crows arch-rivals Port Adelaide. \u201cGet over it you pretty lot, you are lucky to be there,\u201d said Jan Garner. The best \u2018chirp of the chip scandal\u2019 award went to Sandra Grattan: \u201cThe chips have learnt social distancing, only so many in a box,\u201d she said. Relax, it\u2019s all the global pandemic\u2019s fault Turns out Sandra was on the right track. Speaking at a press conference, Adelaide Oval GM Darren Chandler said it had been decided to close the top of the prepacked chip boxes due to health concerns posed by the coronavirus. Previous the top had always been left open, resulting in more chips for hungry footy fans, he explained. \u201cAs of this weekend we are changing the size of that packaging to make sure we can get the same number of chips,\u201d he announced. A moral victory for the good citizens of Adelaide Photo credit: 5AA Facebook page The decision has been hailed as a moral victory for all the good folk of Adelaide. There are even rumours that it may cause the Crows to start winning again. And on 5AA, David and Will are claiming victory. Life in sleepy Adelaide is back on track, it seems. Luckily, there\u2019s not a pandemic to worry about.