Nobody goes to watch football solely for the pre-match hotdogs and half-time burgers. And usually, there’s a strong reason why.
Of course, several stadiums around the world have mastered the art of the matchday meal, keeping football supporters happy and well fed with affordable meals while they watch their respective teams live.
Some, by comparison, serve food that defies description for all the wrong reasons.
As football’s top-flight stars jet off around the world on international duty, Mail Sport takes a look at some of the worst food on the planet served at stadiums this season.
And most have to be seen to be believed…
Mail Sport takes a look at some of the worst food on the planet served at stadiums this season
No fan goes to watch football solely for the food, but it’s a big part of the matchday experience
Sheffield Wednesday (England) – Philly cheesesteak, £5
If you were hoping for a taste of Philadelphia, you’ve come to the wrong place. This £5 Philly cheesesteak at Hillsborough looks pitifully unappetising.
If anything it appears to resemble Sheffield Wednesday’s football this season perfectly: bland, dry and flavourless.
Sheffield Wednesday’s £5 Philly cheesesteak at Hillsborough looks pitifully unappetising
AZ Alkmaar (Netherlands) – Hotdog, £4
High, wide and not very handsome. This Dutch hotdog may have a bit of size to it, but it won’t win any awards for presentation. Either AZ were out of finger rolls or they prefer to eat sausages in oversized buns.
If anything, the £4 hotdog looks rather sad and lonely. At least they provided ketchup…
You’d likely be very disappointed if you spent £4 on this hotdog at Dutch club AZ Alkmaar
Haiphong FC (Vietnam) – ‘Meat’ sandwich, £0.67
What can you buy for less than a pound in today’s economy? Well, this sandwich filled ‘unknown meat’ only costs the equivalent of 67p at top flight Vietnamese side Haiphong FC.
Not one for the faint hearted.
Vietnamese side Haiphong FC reportedly sell a ‘meat’ sandwich for the equivalent of just 67p
Wycombe Wanderers (England) – Hotdog, £6.50
Back to England and hotdogs now, and there’s very little positive to say about the Chairboys’ sickly sausage.
Even the bread’s given up on holding it. And this one sets you back £6.50!
There’s very little positive to say about Wycombe Wanderers’ rather sickly looking sausage
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Tow Law Town FC (England) – Hotdog, £2.50
We had to traipse well down the football pyramid for this one, but non-league outfit Tow Law Town have served up a stinker here at £2.50.
The Oxford English dictionary defines a hotdog as ‘a hot sausage served in a long bread roll’. Not quite sure this qualifies…
Non-league side Tow Law Town serve this ‘hotdog’ for the comparatively humble price of £2.50
Red Bull Leipzig (Germany) – ‘Fish in a bun’, £4
If you ordered Leipzig’s Fischbrotchen, directly translated as ‘fish in a bun’, you’d be forgiven for expecting it to come battered and crispy. Don’t make that mistake.
Not only is this fish still scaled, it’s so big it’s trying to escape out of the £4 sandwich.
Fischbrotchen, directly translated as ‘fish in a bun’, is sold at Bundesliga team Red Bull Leipzig
Aston Villa (England) – Sausage roll, £4.80
Aston Villa are on fire under Unai Emery this season – so much so it’s spread to the kitchen.
This supporter’s £4.80 sausage roll has been burned for so long, even the fan in front has turned around to take a look.
Aston Villa are on fire under manager Unai Emery, so much so they’ve burned the sausage rolls
MTK Budapest (Hungary) – ‘Fatty Bread’, £0.80
If you thought the English hotdogs looked uninviting, take a look at Zsiros kenyer, the Hungarian delicacy otherwise known as ‘fatty bread’.
Red onions, butter and paprika on bread… it’s a no from me.
The Hungarian delicacy known as ‘fatty bread’ is made up of red onions and paprika on bread
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