Or would you put it on money? The Royal Mint have did just that.

In commemoration of the upcoming 2012 Olympics, (as Scottish fans we’re not that bothered), The Royal Mint have released a coin which features a diagram on the back explaining the offside rule. The design offers a simplified look at whether a player would be offside or not, but misses out all the current complications of the rule, “first phase” “second phase” or “interfering with play”.

As RoyalMint.com explains.

“In January 2009 the Royal Mint launched its biggest ever competition, inviting the British public to design a series of new 50p coins. Thousands of excellent designs were received from all over the UK, featuring all 29 sports of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The best designs were selected and now they’ve been made into coins for you to collect as lasting mementoes of London 2012.

The Football 50p coin, designed by Neil Wolfson, comes in a fun and vibrant pack, making the London 2012 Sports Collection a special set of coins for all the family.”

Cracking idea, except from the flaws I mentioned earlier, just hope nobody feels the need to question the enforcing of the offside rule by chucking one of these bad boys directly at the referees.

By Mark McInnes

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