Forget The Storm, The Reason For La Liga Postponement Is Just Bizarre

Forget The Storm, The Reason For La Liga Postponement Is Just Bizarre

Storm Denis is wreaking havoc across Ireland today, with a number of sporting events affected. A number of GAA game have been called off, while the League of Ireland clash between Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers could not be broadcast on television due to unsafe conditions for the commentators and camera crew at Dalymount Park.

We are no strangers to matches being affected by the weather in this country, with Storm Ciara also having a big impact last weekend. The Premier League game between Manchester City and West Ham was called off due to that particular weather event, showing that even the biggest competitions are not immune to adverse weather conditions.

La Liga have had a postponement of their own this afternoon, but it wasn't anything to do with the weather. Eibar were due to host Real Sociedad at the Ipurua Municipal Stadium tomorrow, only for the game to be called off.

This was due to the air quality in the area, with a landfill site near the stadium collapsing on February 6th, leading to "high levels of chemical compounds in the air" in the local area. Two workers who were there at the time are still missing.


The Basque government, where Eibar is located, have advised that people not "perform outdoor sports activity" in nearby locations.

The game is set to be re-fixed next week.

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Gary Connaughton

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