Hurlingham Polo are campaiagning against new EU health and safety legislation deeming polo balls as being ‘dangerously hard and a risk to public safety’.
According to the meddling, Brussels based bossy pen-pushers, from today onwards ‘arena balls’ will need to be used for all polo amtaches.
This Twitter-based April Fool’s funny sees HPA appeal against the ruling on the grounds of it being #health&safetygonemad.
EU deems polo balls “dangerously hard” & risk to public safety. Arena balls should be used for all polo. HPA appeals #health&safetygonemad
— Hurlingham Polo Asso (@hpapolo) April 1, 2015
Does anyone actually know what a polo ball is made of, or how hard it actually is?
Well, for those wondering, the outdoor polo ball is actually made of a high-impact plastic, but was formerly made of either bamboo or willow root.
Considering the clichéd profile of the polo-loving fraternity, this anti-EU spoof could be seen as a quasi political campaign with the General Election just a month away.
UKIP will be delighted!
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