Sometimes football can provide us with some truly head-scratching moments. These moments can be from the downright bizarre right to the wackiest things that are truly unimaginable.
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There is no doubt that some of these upcoming moments will feel as though you would have to have been there to truly believe it happened, however they did…
Fog? Not a problem
The first bizarre story to feature is when Arsenal played a friendly against Dynamo Moscow in heavy fog in 1945 at White Hart Lane and despite the urging of players to suspend play due to the fog, the referee decided that play should continue.
Moscow made a substitution but didn’t take a player off, with it thought that up to 15 players were on the pitch at the one time. Arsenal also used this trick – as one player returned to the pitch after being sent off!
The Gunners’ goalkeeper knocked himself out cold after running into the goalpost during the match as well, which lead to a fan reportedly taking his place in goal.
Celery was once banned at Stamford Bridge. True story. Chelsea fans used to bring the vegetable to Stamford Bridge all the time as one of their chants was “Celery” (warning: inappropriate language).
But, in 2007, Chelsea reminded fans that they were not allowed to do so and that any supporter found guilty of bringing the “dangerous” vegetable into the ground could face a lifetime ban.
Penalty shootouts can’t go on forever…
During the 2009/10 season in the Argentina Fourth Division, a match between Juventud Alianza and General Paz Juniors in the qualifying round of the Apertura for the Ronda Final took place at the end of the season.
The two clubs headed to a penalty shootout to decide who would progress through to the next round of the competition after ending 3-3 on aggregate.
However, penalties did not look as though they would have the ability to separate the two sides, either. Juniors would end up winning, but not after the scores reached 21-20 in the shootout.
There was only one missed penalty—the final penalty for Alianza by Ruiz, who had his penalty saved by the goalkeeper. Up until that point, all 40 penalty attempts had been scored by the penalty-takers.
A truly awkward moment for HFS Loans League team Congleton occurred in 1993 when holding a minute’s silence before the match to mourn the death of the club’s oldest fan who had reportedly passed away during the week.
However, they were forced to cancel the minute’s silence when the fan walked into the ground to witness the ground in his minute’s silence memorial.
Surely boredom would have set in?
Isles of Scilly Football League features just two teams—Garrison Gunners and the Woolpack Wanderers—who play each other every week in the league to determine who will be the champion for that season.
Played from mid-November to late-March, the two teams play each other 17 times over the course of a season.
But the pair still receive plenty of knockout action as well, with two Cup tournaments that are both played across two legs. There is also the Charity Shield that kicks off the action-packed season ahead.
The only time that the two teams don’t play each other in the league is when they meet in the Cup, which again, is only played between themselves.