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article imageLocal UK council erects fence through soccer goal

By Christopher Bates     Jun 22, 2011 in Environment
York - The local council in York, England, has “intelligently” built a fence through a soccer goal. While residents may have been enjoying the combination of the beautiful game and the great British summer, those pleasures have since been cut short.
The fence was installed for £6,000 ($9,671) at the Heworth playing fields on Stray Road in York, with a further £37,000 ($59,637) of play equipment due to be added over the forthcoming weeks. The development, which is intended for 8-13 year-olds, will include an aerial runway, a mega-basket swing, outdoor fitness equipment, a jungle climber and web traverse/balance equipment.
Dave Meigh, head of parks and open spaces for City of York Council, said: "We recognize that the failure to relocate the goalposts is a real own goal. We have asked the contractors to resolve the issue as a matter of urgency. We can only apologise for the error."
An irate parent, who remains anonymous, said: "It's difficult to see why it's been done that way and I hope it's sorted out soon, because it must be a disappointment for children using the playing field. It's difficult to see why it's been done that way and I hope it's sorted out soon, because it must be a disappointment for children using the playing field."
Steve Barber, a regular user of the pitch, found the mishap fairly amusing. "It’s the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. Common sense would have gone a long way. It’s one way to defend the goals, I suppose."
Looks like it's back to jumpers for goalposts then.
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