11 December, 2012 - 10:49

PFA suggests installing netting

Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive Gordon Taylor has suggested installing netting around the football field to protect the players from the various objects thrown by the fans in the pitch.

The netting could be installed in the “vulnerable areas” – “behind the goals and round the corner flags”, said Taylor.

The suggestion came shortly after the incident during the Manchester derby when Man Utd defender Rio Ferdinand has been injured by the coin thrown from the stands. Then he was attacked by the Man City fan but The Citizens’ keeper pushed off the attacker.

Similar incident took place in the beginning of the season when Sheffield Wednesday’s goalie Chris Kirkland was punched in the face by the fan who run onto the pitch during the clash between Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United.

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Author: Basil Naumov

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11 December 2012, 13:13

it is a part of football, you know.we just cannnot put the players in a glass aquarium (good image, but no sound)

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11 December 2012, 14:22

So, but I think that it's a very good idea

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11 December 2012, 15:00

It's not the Zoo, folks, what net are they talking about???

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