Who’d have thought at this time last week, some of our top-flight clubs would preparing for matches against the likes of Manchester City and Leeds United?
Well, it’s sort of the case. With football in shutdown in most places across the globe, one EFL team has taken measures to make sure there are games of a different kind to look forward to.
Leyton Orient have organised a 128-team strong FIFA tournament, named Ultimate Quaran-team, in a move that has caught the imagination of social media users.
In recent days Manchester City have played noughts and crosses with Premier League opponents whilst others have provided live updates for their Football Manager streams. Now some SPFL teams are in on the action.
Hamilton, Hibs, Motherwell, St Mirren and Ross County have all staked their claim for involvement in this tournament. It’ll see them take on big teams such as City, Leeds, PSV, West Ham, Benfica and plenty other teams involved in the FIFA 20 game.
Accies have went as far to announcing their competitor, with Aaron McGowan stepping up to represent his team in the virtual world in addition to his real life duties.
Fans, players and coaching staff are amongst those eligible to represent their teams. Football out on the pitch is over for a wee while, but this light-hearted idea is some good fun to keep competing teams’ fans ticking over with content.