12 times we loved football in the snow: Blue lines, snowballs, orange balls

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Former Manchester United and Chelsea men have provided us with some of the most entertaining moments when snow and football have come together.

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.

Gennaro Gattuso

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.

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.

Carlton Cole

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.

Sparta Rotterdam

At least they tried before their scheduled game against Vitesse last year…

David McCracken

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.

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…

Luis Silva

Real Salt Lake’s Silva wasn’t happy about losing the ball to Vancouver Whitecaps’ Tim Parker.

Lewis Cook and Wilfried Ndidi

The pair got themselves acquainted when snow fell on Bournemouth’s clash with Leicester.

WATCH: Lewis Cook and Wilfred Ndidi have snowball fight during match

Legia Warsaw

This is a bit one-sided, don’t you think.

Neil Grayson

Snow on the side of the pitch, score a diving header, why wouldn’t you dive head-first into the snow?


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