A lot of changes have been made in the world of football in order to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
A huge amount of precautions have been taken to make the environment as safe as possible for all involved, but it had an adverse effect for one League One team today.
Oxford United travelled to take on Accrington Stanley this afternoon, but they were forced to travel to the game in taxis after their coach was unusable. The reason for this is very 2020.
Appearing on Sky Sports, Jeff Stelling perfectly summed up the farcical nature of the situation.
"That just about sums up 2020..." 😂
The story of why Oxford United players had to arrive via taxi to their game v Accrington today is summed up by Jeff Stelling
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Oxford United are at Accrington today in League One. The players of Oxford have had to arrive at the ground by car and by taxi, because their coach was unusable.
The reason for that was that the players got on the coach as expected, one they were on the coach there was an alcohol-based spray used to disinfect the coach.
That alcohol based spray got into the system that is built into the coach to prevent drink driving. Consequently, the bus was unable to move for the next six hours!
That sums up 2020.
Many coaches have a system in place to prevent drink driving which requires the driver to provide a breath sample before they get behind the vehicle.
The high concentration of alcohol in the disinfectant clearly interfered with the system on this occasion. You couldn't make it up.