Crawley Town's League One tie with Carlisle United has fallen foul of the this week's floods but they way they informed fans and volunteers about the failed pitch inspection stands as a very timely reflection on where the world is at this moment in time.
Combining the two things we've been most obsessed with over the last couple of weeks: flappy bird and bad weather.
Appeal to all fans. If you can spare a couple of hours and have a garden fork please get to the ground ASAP. Thanks and please RT
— Crawley Town (@crawleytown) February 15, 2014
However it was too little too late.
Game off. Referee is concerned about player safety. — Crawley Town (@crawleytown) February 15, 2014
You might think from that tweet that the pitch wasn't all that bad but when you actually see it, it's bizarre how they ever thought the match would go ahead.
What a shambles from a tinpot club @crawleytown how did was this pitch ever going to be playable? pic.twitter.com/O3W9T8lTMX — Andy Robertshaw (@WhatAndySaid) February 15, 2014
PHOTO: The pitch at Crawley Town following today's postponement #bbcfootball pic.twitter.com/0Vu3872sWv
— BBC Cumbria Sport (@bbccumbriasport) February 15, 2014