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PREMIER League football and horse racing fell foul of snow and freezing temperatures in Britain today.
Burnley’s league fixture against Tottenham at Turf Moor was postponed due to snow and the day’s race meeting at Carlisle was called off after overnight frost left the track unfit.
Burnley’s game fell victim to the weather just under an hour before its scheduled 2pm kick-off.
The announcement was made shortly after both sides had named their teams for the match.
Referee Peter Bankes praised the efforts of the ground staff to get the game on, but admitted safety concerns had to take precedence.
“They’ve worked as hard as they possibly could but within 10 minutes of clearing it, the snow was back on the field,” he told Sky Sports News.
“Safety is obviously the primary focus for us and both managers were in agreement the spectacle wouldn’t be very good, and I think the best decision was to call the whole thing off.”
After today’s meeting at Carlisle had been called off following an 8am inspection, Leicester’s card was subject to a second check, but was passed fit for racing to go ahead.
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