Bosnian club Zeljeznicar spray balls red in attempt to stop Sarajevo derby from being postponed

The Premijer Liga title chasers needed desperate measures to stave off adverse weather conditions – but things didn't quite go to plan

Photo: @onajotamo, via Twitter

The Sarajevo derby had to be called off on Sunday due to heavy snow – but not through lack of trying on Zelkeznicar's part, who tried everything possible to make the fixture go ahead.

Zeljeznicar didn't have flourescent match balls for the match, so tried to make up for it by painting them bright red instead.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the tactic didn't work – despite the club claiming match officials told them to do it.

A good effort, though, we say. 

The match took place on Monday instead and, as you can see in the video below, with a proper orange ball worthy of approval from the Bosnian FA. 

Zeljeznicar won the local derby 2-1, and go joint-top with Siroki Brijeg after 16 matches. 

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