Football pitch safety fears after tragic goalie's 'plastic pitch cancer death'

The death of a young ­goalkeeper who battled cancer for four years has led to renewed calls for a ban on artificial football pitches.

Lewis Maguire, 20, who had Hodgkin’s lymphoma, passed away on Monday.

His father Nigel, a former NHS chief executive, believes that ingesting rubber pellets which are scattered throughout the pitches caused his cancer.

The pellets, used to improve the bounce of the ball, are made from old car tyres. Tests show they contain...
source: Daily Record

2018-03-21 10:50
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