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A Debate Is Raging About Whether The Champions League Final Should Be Shown At A Wedding

By James Fenton

May 21, 2019 at 11:59am


Booking a date can be one of the most annoying aspects of planning a wedding. Whether Aunty Maura has already booked her annual two-week stint in Mallorca or your third-best pal has their little one's confirmation, there's no way you'll end up pleasing everyone.

However, if you'd paid attention to Lovin's list of dates to avoid in 2019, life would be a lot easier for planning your big day. No wedding will be without its sport enthusiasts and one of the biggest dates on the calendar this year is Saturday June 1 when Liverpool take on Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League Final.

In a dilemma posted on Mumsnet, brought to wider attention when shared by sports presenter Jacqui Oatley, the author states that she and her husband are attending a wedding on the same day and the bride and groom have asked for the game not to be shown and that guests don't watch it on any devices.

The poster adds that her husband and his brothers 'aren't willing to miss such a massive game' even though she thinks it's 'extremely rude to leave, watch the game and return.'

Comments underneath include 'The wedding day is very special, but this isn’t just a normal game' and 'Urgh, football people are so unreasonable.'

One person adds 'We screened Wales v England in the Rugby World Cup on our wedding day, keeps the guests happy' and another says 'They should just embrace it as part of the day. Making no friends doing it that way.'

A debate all concerned would rather do without. Have you faced a similar issue in the past? How was it resolved? Let us know in the comments.

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