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Top 10 Nightmare Situations Every Sports Player Has Experienced

In light of Halloween this weekend, we’ve compiled our top 10 nightmare situations that we’re pretty sure every grassroots sports player will be able to relate to. From late players to a lack of floodlights, this is the stuff that sports horrors are made of.

Halloween of Sport

1. We all know that person who turns up to a match wearing completely the wrong footwear…

Weights in High Heels
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2. and the one who never fully understands the rules of the game, no matter how many times you try and explain them 

Willy Wonka
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3. …not to mention that way over-the-top player who breaks into the most embarassing victory dance every time they manage to score

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4. and there’s always a latecomer who keeps the team waiting for at least 45 minutes before any sport can actually be played

Eddie Murphy
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5. …meanwhile, you’ve been the first person at the pitch and felt paranoid that everyone was staring at you standing alone while you were waiting for your fellow players to turn up…

On the phone
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6. …that’s if they even remembered to turn up at all

Milhouse Simpsons
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7. then there’s the time when the person who booked the pitch forgot to specify that you would need the floodlights on for your winter evening match and realised only too late

Home Alone
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8. and we’ve all known somebody to have turned up to training after a 3-hour stint in the pub

Fibi Friends
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9. or a person who decides that it’s perfectly acceptable to take a phone-call in the middle of a match

Off the phone
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10. and lastly, we’ve all been in the situation when someone takes the position that you always play and you have to pretend that it’s fine while secretly plotting ways to reclaim your title

Big Bang Theory
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But, despite experiencing these nightmare situations, they haven’t been enough to put you off your sport completely. You can still be found down your local pitch or court because, at the end of the day, your love for your sport and your team is something that makes you want to celebrate…

Peter Crouch Robot
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BY - Alicia Clarke

27 October 2015