Football fans say 'Balls!' to the fixture-schedulers
We always like to see a good protest by disgruntled consumers, and it should never be forgotten that football fans are, ultimately, consumers – albeit ones with a huge emotional investment in the product. As such, they’re usually quite happy to be messed about by the powers-that-be. Not always though.
That’s fans of Sevilla, displaying their unhappiness at the fact that their match with Levante on Saturday was rescheduled for a 10.30pm kick off so that everyone could bask in the post-match analysis of Barcelona v Real Madrid instead. Yes, 10.30pm.
And so they showed their anger by hurling scores of tennis balls at the match (in a protest nicked from elsewhere), duly holding the game up and making their night even longer. All good fun though. Shortly, we’re off to throw a golf ball in the face of our local newsagent, who put the price of four cans of Stella up by 30p at the weekend.