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