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Chiefs vs. Chargers: Trouble with Mexico City turf during ‘Monday Night Football’

first_imgNumerous divots emerged during Monday’s game — and ground crew members had to fill them during breaks in the action. That led to increased risk of injury and questioning of how the NFL deemed the field OK to compete on.Workers are trying to fill divots at halftime. pic.twitter.com/UtqQZmAN3k— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) November 19, 2019MORE: Donald Trump considering Super Bowl ad buyHere are some of the examples of players struggling with the surface, as well as criticisms from current and former players around the league:Instances field did not hold upNice turf pic.twitter.com/ssbfWUaYgL— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) November 19, 2019Look at the divot Melvin Gordon’s KNEE pulled up from the turf. Feels like this should *ahem* be discussed more. pic.twitter.com/Aw7YNXiLHM— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) November 19, 2019Exceptionally safe. Totally normal. pic.twitter.com/p6HwAS98oi— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) November 19, 2019NFL reaction to Mexico City fieldThis field is not acceptable for a NFL game— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) November 19, 2019Long way to travel to perform on a field that looks border line dangerous.— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) November 19, 2019That field sucks!— Tim Grunhard (@swimdad61) November 19, 2019 The NFL’s Week 11 international showcase game Monday in Mexico City between the Chiefs and Chargers added a chapter to its recent struggles with field quality abroad.After cancelling a scheduled game at Estadio Azteca last year due to an unsafe playing surface, and pushing through with an embarrassing preseason contest this year in Winnepeg, Canada, the league has received a new wave of criticism concerning its turf conditions.last_img

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