Saturday, November 19, 2011

Return of artificial turf considered in UK but say sadly might end tradition of fans scattering their ashes on fields

Former Blackburn manager Mark Hughes is supportive of artificial pitches being reintroduced to the English game.

Football League sides Accrington and Wycombe are keen to install them in a bid to cut costs and increase revenue....

The Football Supporters' Federation, while not against artificial pitches, believe fans and players should be consulted before any decision is made....

"Sadly it might end the tradition of fans having their ashes scattered on the pitch - we can't see many people

  • choosing to scatter their ashes on the hallowed plastic." photo BBC
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11/18/11, "Could artificial pitches be set for a return to Football League?" BBC Sport, Paul Fletcher

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