German Amateur League Play Socially Distanced Game Of Football With Shopping Trolleys
The third gameweek of the Bundesliga since it returned behind closed doors gets under way tonight but in the lower echelons football is in a bit of a weird spot.
That's because in the Kreisliga, two teams played out a socially distanced game with shopping trolleys and it's really, really bizarre.
SC Einheit and SV Konigstein played out a derby fixture like no other a few days back when every single player on the pitch looking like they were doing their big weekly shop at Tesco.
The rules remained pretty much the same, only that social distancing must been observed throughout the fixture - as well as the presence of face masks and shopping trolleys (we still don't know why these were used).
And it proved to be a cracking game of football, with the match finishing all-square at 2-2 after the 90 minutes were up.
One of the highlights from the game saw one of the players give away a penalty by ramming his trolley into an opponent's and sending him tumbling to the floor.
You can check out all the action from the most bizarre game of football we've ever seen, starting with the first coin being placed in the trolley:
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Maybe we are taking a peek into the future of football right there? That being said, it was in England where shopping trolleys first became prominent in football.
Well Keith Parnill, one of the club's directors, explained how one of the most unique stands came about.
He told SPORTbible: "We got them when we had our floodlights from Abacus Lighting.
"Some of the committee went up to their site to see some floodlights and they were sat there dump in their yard as scrap. We asked if we could have them and they said yes. And a legend of a stand was born.
"There are two shelters either side of the goal. There was a fifth cover that was never erected and we gave that away eventually.
"The Tesco stand story comes up at least twice a season when some groundhopper photos them and social media takes over.
"Our ground is a 'make do' ground. The pitch surrounds are old rails from the local pits and the top rope is the old pit winding cable that lower the cages into the depths of the earth many years ago. Plus our dugouts are actually dug out - so people behind them can see over."
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