Published on August 29th, 2013 | by Flipside0
University Sports match breaks Edinburgh attendance record when spectator turns up
ST. LEONARD’S LAND — A varsity hockey match between the Universities of Edinburgh and Manchester broke attendance records this past week when one of the player’s boyfriends turned up to watch the match.
Matt Scott, a University of Edinburgh student, and boyfriend to Edinburgh Mens 1st sweeper, James Crosby, turned up to watch the thrilling encounter.
“I used to like hockey in school, but that was one of the dullest matches I’ve ever seen in my entire life.” Scott said of the encounter, which ended 1-0, with Edinburgh winning. “I think I’d rather go and watch Dunfermline play football or something. I could have been revising. It was made worse by the fact that afterwards James and the lads went out to GHQ’s straight night. It was so depressing, like seeing something you love have everything good scraped out of it. It was a bit like seeing your Granny with dementia. It was also really sweaty.”
There were no official arrangements for seating for the fixture, which was played at Edinburgh University’s Peffermill playing fields, but the Manchester University coach, Joe Davidson, arranged for a patio chair for Matt to sit on. Edinburgh University’s coach, Liam Owen, was already on his 5th VK at this point, having celebrated the early (and only) goal particularly hard.
The attendance of one breaks the record for the number of people attending any University sports fixture anywhere in Great Britain over the last one hundred and fifty years. Sports historians are currently checking records to see if the enormous figure also breaks European records.
British Universities and Colleges Sport claimed they were ecstatic with the enormous turnout, and hoped to see more figures like it in the coming season.