U2 Is Destroying Football (Pitches)By: The Offside | August 24th, 2009
That’s right, the great champion of trendy product branding and impoverished people, Bono, is destroying football. Hard to believe, isn’t it?
We’ve heard a number of times about concerts doing damage to football pitches. For example, “Madonna” is now German for “neutral site”. But normally we hear about the state of the grass or the inflamed soil – not here. U2 somehow managed to turn Rotherham’s home ground into something that sounds like a torture chamber from the latest installation of the Saw film series.
As for the League Two fixture between Rotherham and Rochdale this weekend, there were some unwelcome pitch invaders.
“We had a report done before the game at about 1320. We found shards of glass and we found two nails as we came off the pitch.
“Just doing a warm-down session with the players, I found five pieces of glass.
If I’d have brought my team down to a non-league venue or for a friendly and that was the state of the pitch, I would’ve just walked off.
There are a number of things one doesn’t want on their football pitch. Premium among them are glass, nails or sharp, pointed, potentially rusty objects in general. These items sort of turn the normally bland slide tackle into Russian roulette with one’s ligaments.
But U2 will make it all right, as they’ll reportedly come out with U2 brand bandaids to cure the boo-boos.