12 times we loved football in the snow: Blue lines, snowballs, orange balls
Football players and fans take to the snow in different ways, some seeing it as an unwanted cold annoyance, whereas some see it as an opportunity to entertain.
We’ve taken a look back at some of the times the snow made us chuckle, with snowballs galore, orange balls, blue lines and, of course, the classic snow dive celebration.
We know he’s an angry man, but the AC Milan manager took things one step further, when he was told his team couldn’t train outside due to the snow, so he took it upon himself to storm out and find a pitch.
Due to heavy snow in Rome, today's training for AC Milan was cancelled and instead the team worked indoors at the hotel gym.
Gattuso was so annoyed with the situation he left the hotel to personally find an empty pitch to train on… pic.twitter.com/KpkGXupGOd
— FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) February 27, 2018
Cologne vs Freiburg
Searching for their first win of the season, Koln were awarded a penalty with the chance to make it 2-0 just 15 minutes into their tie with Freiburg.
However, the snow left the referee searching for the penalty spot – and he even had to count out the yards.
And then Cologne didn’t even win the match, with the visitors coming back from three goals down to win 4-3.
"Where's the penalty spot?"
*Thinks back to his youth playing in the park*
"Don't worry, I've got this…"
Somebody forgot to paint the penalty spot in Koln due to the heavy snow. The ref is forced to improvise 😂❄️ pic.twitter.com/VHzP1XXHBO
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 10, 2017
West Ham travelled to Blackburn for a 1-1 draw in 2010, and Cole took a tumble into the snow, fortunately seeing the sunny side along with home goalkeeper Paul Robinson.
— Read West Ham (@ReadWestHam) December 18, 2015
At least they tried before their scheduled game against Vitesse last year…
The Falkirk captain got stuck in a traffic jam on the way to training, so used his time effectively in the snowy setting.
Ipswich v Leicester
You can just tell from Roy Keane’s face that he thinks there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the conditions this game was played in.
Plus it might have something to do with the fact that his Ipswich side were 3-0 up. The blue lines are something to behold.
St Mirren v Dundee
No, not the football match. The snowball fight between the two sets of supporters.
Wee snowball fight broke out at the St Mirren game 😂⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️ pic.twitter.com/1DJDPjNMm3
— Liam Robertson (@LiamRobertson11) December 29, 2017
Gangwon v Incheon
OK, sweeping the lines clear and not the rest of the pitch has become accepted as a mini-solution to snow on a football field.
But what they chose to do in this K-League match is just bizarre…
Real Salt Lake’s Silva wasn’t happy about losing the ball to Vancouver Whitecaps’ Tim Parker.
— Real Salt Lake (@RealSaltLake) April 10, 2017
Lewis Cook and Wilfried Ndidi
The pair got themselves acquainted when snow fell on Bournemouth’s clash with Leicester.
This is a bit one-sided, don’t you think.
Snow on the side of the pitch, score a diving header, why wouldn’t you dive head-first into the snow?