"Shall we stop for a KFC on the way back boys? I feel like a chicken."
The Sale vs Wasps Guinness Premiership game was called off tonight fourteen minutes after the scheduled start as Team Wasps decided the pitch was a bit too damp for them to play on. It's funny, as both Sale Sharks and referee David Rose deemed the pitch to be perfectly playable. Don't the London boys know a bit of mud is good for their complexions?
So what did the soggy Wasps do instead? They retreated to their coach and had some pizzas delivered. And there's me thinking some chicken might have been more appropriate.
Now I've seen some cut up and muddy pitches in my time, but I find it hard to believe that a premiership club would have turned out one that is unsafe. In fact, the pitch where my boyfriend's team plays had some whacking great tractor tyre tracks driven across the halfway line the other week, but both teams turned up and played without any bother. Oh, and it was raining.
I sense a saga brewing...