Snow falls like a gift from the gods for the bored, drunk, cold sports fan. It was not the health and well-being of tens of thousands of supporters that got Premier League matches canceled this weekend. It was the health and wellbeing of cosseted millionaires, who would be a moving target for well-packed snowballs thrown from the supporting stands.
Around Europe, other footballers weren't as lucky. Over in peaceful Bruges, Anderlecht's Jonathan Lagaer was on the receiving end of a direct snowball attack.
Lagaer gives as good as he gets though, and hurled a snowball back. Later a Geordie was found in the stands.
Meanwhile, in Greece, a snowball was used a novel excuse for diving.
Anyone looking for an example of snowball fight gone totally wrong should check out these NFL clips from 1995 when irate Giants fans unleashed an assault of snow, first on the San Diego Chargers sideline and then on their own team.