5-A-Side Team Have 14-Page Club Guide That Must Be Read Before Joining
Anyone who has played the great game we called 'five-a-side' football will know just how seriously it is taken. The hallowed Powerleague turf becomes the pristine playing surface of the Nou Camp as soon as you step over the line.
But there's one team who take things up a notch completely as Twitter user @NewAgeBoxingUK found out when he went about joining a new new side.
After putting the enquiry in, he was quickly informed that the team do things differently and have a 'Director of Football' in charge as well as a 14-page club guide that new players must read through.
He made a thread of the many ridiculous details in the important document and it's just absolutely incredible stuff.
For starters, there's three week bans for not reading the book properly, replying to a text a day later, engaging in "chit chat" in the big WhatsApp group, not reading the messages, withdrawing after being selected, not being on time for the captain's team talk before games or wearing a scarf during that chat.
If you don't turn up for the game, no matter what the reason is, players will face 32 weeks out of action as a punishment.
Other key things to note include being encouraged to bet on yourself to win the game, bibs being given out to the blue side EXACTLY seven minutes prior to kick-off and having to disclose how many kick-ups one can do in the back garden as part of a survey that needs filling out beforehand.
As you can imagine, with so many bizarre regulations, 'Martin' decided against joining the side but you can't help but love how competitive and organised they are trying to be.
And they say football is just a matter of life or death? Bill Shankly was right.