Craig Burley chimes in how modern football is now ‘out of control’ with fans watching the game through their phones and players swapping shirts at halftime.

It’s a phrase that can be heard whenever something happens in the football world that seems to be another step in the decline of the global game.

Everything from managers being sacked after a handful of matches to water breaks for players on hot days has been met with the same despairing resignation: “Game’s gone.”

But has the game gone? Or is it just the redundant cry of those who aren’t willing to embrace change? Have a look at some of the odder elements of modern football and decide for yourself.


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