What are the reasons for missing a match after already setting off on your journey?
Traffic is one feasible reason. So too is missing your train.
But missing your match because your train has hit a load of cows is certainly not something that's happened before. Has it?
But that’s exactly the fate for many Arsenal fans as they attempted to make their way to Burnley for this afternoon’s fixture.
As their 9:38am Kings Cross service to Sunderland made it’s way towards Turf Moor, it collided with a herd of cows near Peterborough, killing eight of them and leaving a further 15 missing.
It caused chaos for passengers on board and all the other trains that looked to use that track to make their way to the match.
Arsenal fans who were hoping to be in attendance to celebrate Arsene Wenger’s 20th anniversary at the helm of the club have taken to Twitter to share their story of the incident - including one fan that who claimed to be going to his first game in 15 years.
An alert from the rail operator reads: “Animals are on the line between Peterborough and Huntingdon. This is disrupting trains between Peterborough and London Kings Cross.
“The animals have been moved from the northbound line but work is still in progress to move the animals from the southbound line.
“Trains in both directions may be delayed by up to 90 minutes or cancelled. This is expected to continue until 5pm.”
The Gooners that won’t be in attendance will just be praying Wenger’s men can earn all three points to slightly improve their disastrous day.
If they do, they will go ahead both Everton and Liverpool into third, just two points behind Manchester City as they look to win their first Premier League trophy since 2004.