Why Are Sheffield Wednesday Called the Pigs?

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Sheffield Wednesday is called the Pigs because the location of the pitch where they play as a professional football club was originally a porcine slaughterhouse. In an interesting twist, Wednesday fans covered up this name by claiming that they called Sheffield United fans 'pigs' since their red and white kit made them appear like rashers of bacon.
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Sheffield Wednesday's ground, Hillsborough, was built in the same spot as a former pig farm. Sheffield United fans refer Wednesday to 'The Pigs'
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The club was initially a cricket team named The Wednesday Cricket Club after the day of the week when they played their matches. The footballing side of the club was established to
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Sheffield Wednesday fans appear to be the first to describe United fans as Pigs.
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That's because they used to play at Owlerton, Sheffield. The boundary was changed, then they played at Hillsborough under the new boundary change, but kept the name, the Owls. Source
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