The Forest Green Rovers Are The World’s Only Vegan Football Team (HBO)

Forest Green Rovers are minnows compared to the giants of the English Premier League, but the tiny English club has its own unique distinction: it’s the world’s first vegan soccer club.

With investment from owner and self-styled hippy Dale Vince, who made his fortune in wind power, the aptly-named club has won promotion to the professional leagues for the first time and transformed itself into the greenest soccer club in the world.

The “Green Devils” use only solar or wind power; play on an organic pitch which grows using recycled rainwater; offer free electric car charging for fans, and have even unveiled plans for a pioneering carbon neutral stadium made entirely of wood.

They’ve also swapped classic soccer fodder of meat pies and pints for soya milk and an entirely vegan menu, while players feast on high energy vegan meals curated by a club chef.

“We’ve got fan clubs springing up all around the world. It is quite incredible,” Vince told VICE News. “These people are not necessarily football fans. But they’re people who are concerned about the environment, and they’re adopting us because of what we stand for off the pitch.”

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Vegan Football Team & Brexit In Shabbles: VICE News Tonight Full Episode (HBO)

This is the March 28, 2018 FULL EPISODE of VICE News Tonight on HBO.

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7:32 Zach Wurtz is a tracker–an operative paid by political campaigns to attend and record opponents’ public events, allowing clients to find flaws and weak points. He tells VICE News how it all works.

13:33 A year ago today, Britain pulled the Brexit trigger, giving notice to the EU that it was going to leave, in the form of Article 50. Exactly one year from today – at midnight on 29 March 2019 to be precise – Britain will officially separate from the EU

17: 24 Last week, China said it’s already met its emissions target for 2020. But if China is doing so well, how did 2017 become the year with the most emissions ever?

18:55 As well as installing solar panels, electric car charging points and unveiling plans for an entirely wooden stadium, the “Green Devils” soccer team also have another distinction: they’re completely vegan.

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