Another English pro soccer match halted by a drone in the stadium
Hooligans used to be the biggest risk to people attending professional soccer matches in England, but a growing concern these days is possible frostbite while waiting for games to resume after being suspended by drones flying in the stadium.
That may have been the fear of fans packed into St. Mary’s stadium this weekend to watch hometown Southampton take on Aston Villa, only to see both teams return to their locker rooms during the first half after a drone was spotted buzzing over the soccer pitch. Fortunately, the delay was limited to around five minutes – though possibly only because the pilot also got too cold during the pause to continue the numbskull flight any longer.
Read: English pro soccer match delayed by illegal drone flight
Referee Michael Salisbury pulled the players off the pitch according to English Premier League (EPL) safety rules applying to drones flaunting bans on flying near soccer stadiums on game days. The pilot of…