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27th Sep 2015

NFL game delayed after the pitch catches fire (Video)

Explosive stuff

Kevin Beirne

The St Louis Rams are looking pretty hot at home this season, in more ways than one.

After surprising the league with an overtime win over the back-to-back NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks in their home opener, many were thinking this could be the thing that ignites the Rams’ season.

But the Rams – who are owned by Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke – were left red-faced as their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers was delayed after the pitch caught fire.

As part of the traditionally over-the-top team introductions, the fireworks got a little out of hand and burnt a hole in the ground underneath.

Kick off was delayed by 20 minutes as groundskeepers attempted to make the field playable.