Soccer then and now: This is bizzare

By Sduduzo Masuku

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.

Crazy-iceland-blizzard.jpgImage by mirror.co.uk

Rolling back to today, a storm, fog, and any unnatural weather conditions can cause the match to be abandoned. It does not even matter how important the match is. Back in the days all of that did not mean anything.

That friendly was played on a fog that was so thick that the game turned into an absolute farce, with both sides playing by their own set of rules and suffering their own bad luck because of the inclement weather.

Moscow at one point made a substitution but didn’t take a player off, with fans watching the match believing that the Russian club had up to 15 players on the pitch at the one time.

Arsenal also made the best of the conditions, with one of their players—who had earlier been sent off—sneaking back onto the pitch and playing the remainder of the game.

However, they did suffer some bad luck, with their goalkeeper knocking himself out cold after running into the goalpost, which of course, he could not see due to the fog. A spectator reportedly took his place in goals and the match continued.

source: Bleacher Report

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