TOTTENHAM determined to color the pitch markings BLUE at Wembley tonight in case the snow plummets down later.
However they have been informed off by VAR and had to return over the traces in white simply minutes earlier than kick-off.
The Premier League high-fliers are in an FA Cup fifth-round replay in opposition to Rochdale at Wembley tonight.
And as Storm Emma prepares to wreak havoc on the UK – Scotland is already on pink alert – Spurs have been taking no possibilities with the enjoying floor.
And as Rochdale can be enjoying in blue for the sport tonight within the capital, might the pitch markings have given them some good luck?
Alas, it did not matter anyway. VAR expertise reared its head once more with operators claiming the tech would not have the ability to deal with the blue traces.
So the traces have been carried out over once more – as if the employees did not have sufficient to fret about to ensure the snow was cleared to the aspect.
The 2 groups drew 2-2 within the first recreation, with Rochdale sub Steven Davies netting an injury-time equaliser at Spotland.
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That result’s believed to have taken Dale’s earnings from the FA Cup run to round £400,000, cash which has already been used to relay their very own pitch.
Final night time (Tuesday), Peterborough centre-half and former Newcastle man Steven Taylor picked up a shovel to assist clear snow off the London Highway pitch.
Peterborough have been 2-1 up of their residence recreation in opposition to Walsall, and with ten minutes to go within the recreation, the hosts have been clearly determined that the sport did not get postponed.
Due to Taylor’s efforts, and people of the bottom employees, the traces have been cleared of snow and the referee waved the sport on.
Posh held out to file a 2-1 win of their first recreation since sacking Grant McCann.