Table footballers fall foul of Yorkshire sewer 

Table footballers found in a Sheffield sewer


How do table football players stay cool during the warm weather? In our sewers, apparently! Well, that was definitely the case for two table football players that were found lodged in a sewer in Sheffield. 

The yellow team defenders were found in the Renishaw area by Yorkshire Water’s customer field services team after they were called to reports of a toilet flooding at a property. 

After a thorough investigation, the offending item, along with other things, was found inside a manhole chamber, which was causing the blockage to the network. The area was cleaned and the sewer and toilet returned to normal working order. 

Yorkshire Water is urging customers not to dispose of unwanted items into the sewer network. 

Lee Pinder, regional operations manager at Yorkshire Water, said: “We find a lot of unusual items in our sewers, and it never ceases to surprise me what we uncover.  

“As much as the finds can be fascinating, there can be serious consequences for throwing unwanted items into our sewers which can have a knock-on effect to our systems, and result in inconvenience to customers.  

“Please be mindful and dispose of your unwanted items correctly, and keep our systems clear and flowing with the three Ps – pee, poo and toilet paper – and wastewater from showers, baths, kitchen appliances and sinks.”