All The Football Signs In England Are Wrong And Should Be Torn Down Immediately

An online petition is calling them a 'national embarrassment'. But can you spot why?

Forget diving, agents or the Qatar World Cup – the biggest controversy in football is to be found on the sides of English roads.

The Metro has spotted a growing online petition of 20,000 (and counting) irate football / geometry fans who have a serious issue with the 'national embarrassment' that are the road signs pointing to our stadiums.

The complaint? That the 2D representation of the football doesn't make sense, mathematically speaking.

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"The football shown on UK street signs (for football grounds) is made entirely of hexagons. But it is mathematically impossible to construct a ball using only hexagons," explains the man behind the campaign, Matt Parker.

"Changing this to the correct pattern of hexagons and pentagons would help raise public awareness and appreciation of geometry."

Which, we can surely all agree, is what the beautiful game should be all about.

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Parker told Metro.co.uk: "I agree that it is a trivial concern! My bigger worry is that there is an attitude that maths and science are not important and it does not matter if people are not good at them."

Quite.

In the meantime, here's another time football completely defied physics: