Football pitches to become 10% smaller due to Brexit
Posted on 9th February 2017 at 16:29
The Football Association has announced that due to Brexit the size of all football pitches in England will be reduced by 10%.
The Football Association has announced that due to Brexit the size of all football pitches in England will be reduced by 10%. The decision was first announced via a statement on the FA website.
The statement noted that as Brexit had caused a 10% fall in the value of the pound the footballing community ‘would have to make sacrifices’, and that the most effective way of doing this would be to reduce the size of all pitches by 10%. It noted that some football clubs had been badly hit by the increasing price of turf and weed killer, much of which is imported and so vulnerable to fluctuations in the pound, and had concluded that a 10% pitch reduction is the best way to keep the sport ‘on a level playing field’.
When asked to comment Karen Brady, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, said the Government accepted the FA’s decision. She noted that not only would it save money in a tougher economic climate, it would also ‘help to make football more accessible’ as it will be ‘easier for obese people to play a full role’.
We contacted former UKIP leader and Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage, but unfortunately he was too far up Donald Trump’s arse to provide a comment.
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