UEFA Rules Force England U21s To Board Team Bus For 130 Metre Journey Between Hotel And Stadium (Video)

Chris Wright

22nd, June 2015

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By Chris Wright

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Just when you were thinking football’s top brass couldn’t make themselves look any more ludicrous, something happens that reminds you we’re dealing with a special breed of stupid here.

To wit, UEFA protocol demands that all teams arrive for UEFA-sanctioned matches on their official coaches. Because reasons.

As such, before their recent Euro U21 Championship tie against Sweden at the Androv Stadium in Olomouc, England’s younglings were faced with a mammoth journey from their team hotel – an odysseian trek of almost 130 metres.

However, rules being rules, they still had to load up the bus and clamber aboard to toddle around the corner – quite literally.

Thankfully, Independent journalist Sam Wallace was on hand to capture the whole ridiculous kerfuffle in travelogue form…

*Sigh*

UEFA, of course, being a “socially responsible” organisation that prides itself on its commitment to “protecting, sustaining and restoring the environment“.

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3 Comments

  1. Greg says:

    Apparently it was England’s idea, with Gareth Southgate even humorously remarking that they’ve “had a good team talk on the bus”.

  2. Patrick says:

    It’s for player Safety, in case some NutJob of a fan decides to have a go at the player coaches as they walked to and from the stadium, better safe than sorry.

  3. PetrovskyKSC says:

    Czech people cannot be trusted. Especially not those hanging around in the ponorka bar in olomouc.

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