Grimsby Fans Find Brilliant Way To Forget About Inflatables Ban

When there's nothing left to play for you might as well make the last few games of the season a fun place to be, and that's exactly what Grimsby Town fans plan to do despite their original plans being scuppered.

With only two games left in the Football League there's still time for some clubs to grab what they need to. There's only one automatic promotion place up for grabs, in League One, but play-off places and relegation are still there to fight for and against.

Phil Parkinson's Bolton can grab the last automatic promotion place left in the football league by avoiding defeat at the weekend. Image: PA Images


However there's a great many teams who have done their best and have literally nothing to motivate them for the rest of the season, other than pride of course. It might not be that entertaining but at least it's stress free.

Grimsby Town fans were hoping to have fun with their penultimate game on Saturday by bringing a load of inflatables into the stands. However after an incident involving an inflatable shark and a Barnet steward in 2015 the Bees have banned inflatables this weekend.

So the Mariners were going to be without fun in the stands, that was until they decided to crowdfund a Mariachi band to come and play.

The reason that the away fans are banned for bringing inflatables into the ground is somewhat ironically because of last time someone got banned for using an inflatable.

In 2015 Grimsby fan Kenneth Meech took an inflatable shark into The Hive as part of an amusing protest in support of a fellow fan who'd been ejected from an earlier game in the season for bringing in a beach ball.

This guy won't be hurting anyone on Saturday. Image: PA Images

Meech was convicted of common assault of a steward, with the shark his apparent 'weapon of choice'. Meech told reporters at the time "We were jumping about amongst each other, celebrating, and before I knew it - I was shocked really - I was grabbed out by the police and taken away."

Let's just hope the Mariachi band don't assault anyone with their guitars and that the atmosphere is a good'un.

If you want to help Grimsby get their band to the game on Saturday then you can donate here.

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