An Argentine Apertura match was abandoned yesterday after Belgrano Cordoba goalkeeper Juan Olave was hit by a firecracker thrown from the stands. I’m summarily depressed by the apparent trend of explosive items landing on fields across the globe in recent times, I’m going to eat a Snickers and try to forget about it for awhile.
The only good reason to bring a firecracker to a match is if they’re the really noisy kind of firecrackers and you safely place them in an empty metal waste container so that they make a ton of long bangs and people duck for cover.
No, wait, that’s bad, too. On second thought, DON’T BRING FIRECRACKERS TO MATCHES AND NEVER EVER THROW THEM ON THE FIELD.