Football scrimmage cancelled thanks to the Purge

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So often these days, there is a major crossover between movies and real life, but the people in Louisville, Kentucky may be stuck in one they don't want to be in.

Unfortunately for the town of Louisville, they were deprived of a high school football scrimmage thanks to an impending threat to the city.

Two Louisville schools were set to go head to head on Friday night before their new school year commences in September.

The scrimmage was however called off and pushed back to Saturday morning all thanks to the Louisville Purge.

Based on the 2013 film 'the Purge', posters were circulating the city inviting citizens to purge themselves on Friday 15th August.

The idea is that all crime is made legal for a 12 hour period and although the real life purge will last just 10 1/2 hours and all crime will be as illegal as always, the cities emergency services are on full alert.

The Scrimmage was postponed as a result of the threat with the Simon Kenton coach Jeff Marksberry claiming: "Bottom line, we don't know the seriousness of the threat," 

Clearly taking the safety of their players very seriously, Marksberry continued "If something does happen, the safety of our kids and staff and everybody else is of the utmost importance for us."

The two schools are about an hour and a half apart with the scrimmage set to take place at the St Xavier campus.

The media in Louisville were reporting the event and the local police service were reportedly monitoring the situation.

Twitter does what it does best

Many tweets concerning the Purge were put out prior to Friday with many asking why it is happening and what the world is coming to?

Then on Friday night, right as the Purge was set to start, #LouisvillePurge became the third biggest trend in the United States.

But with Twitter being Twitter, it was not taken very seriously across the social media network with people showing their rebellious sides in ironic ways.

Pictures of people removing labels off of items of clothing or of bins being tipped over were all over Twitter on Friday.

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