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Friday, October 31, 2014

Swiss Fans Throw Tennis Balls on Field to Protest TV Time Change (Video)

That’s definitely one of those titles that immediately produces a “huh?” reaction.  Don’t worry, that was mine too.  As Out of Bounds points out, fans of the Swiss soccer team FC Basel were irate about the start time of an important match against FC Luzern.  The match was moved to 12:45 so that the network showing it could also air the final of the Swiss indoor tennis tournament.  For the Swiss fans, that went over about as well as a fart in church would.  So what did they do?  Threw tennis balls onto the field in protest.  Have a look at the video of Swiss fans throwing tennis balls in protest:

I suppose that’s one way to express your displeasure.  Not sure the players and refs deserved to be in the line of fire, since they likely had absolutely nothing to do with the time change.  Also, as Rick Chandler mentioned, how is it that security allowed everyone to get in with tennis balls?  Inside job?  Had to be.

Video Credit: YouTube user voetballblognet



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