Rotherham clash with Cardiff POSTPONED with players taken off after pitch waterlogged in torrential rain
ROTHERHAM’S match with Cardiff was POSTPONED mid-match due to a waterlogged pitch.
The sides went into the break with Cardiff 1-0 up after Jaden Philogene’s opener.
Players were taken off due to the waterlogged pitchRex
Ground staff were hard at work
The game was ultimately called off
At the interval the pitch was dry but by the time the players returned from the dressing rooms, it was completely sodden following torrential rain.
After just a few minutes, the referee took the sides off until the rain stopped.
Ground staff were hard at work to try and relieve some of the flooding on the grass.
The game failed to resume after a further inspection took place at 4.45pm.
Rival fans took aim at the Championship ground for not standing up the pouring rain.
One said: “Rotherham fans should be embarrassed that their pitch can’t handle rain. Championship club.”
Another added: “Should he relegated for that. Joke for a Championship outfit.”
One joked: “Supposed to be a championship club and your pitch can’t handle some rain absolute joke.”
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Another fumed: “What a joke of a club.”
After a lengthy wait, Rotherham confirmed the match was officially called off.
A statement read: “Rotherham United’s game with Cardiff City has been postponed following a torrential downpour of rain which left the field of play waterlogged in the 48th minute.”
The game is now due to be replayed, with the score returning to 0-0, despite Cardiff leading at the time.