Monday, June 19, 2006

Football is pants

Dutch fansDutch supporters wearing shorts bearing the logo of a FIFA sponsor's competitor were made to strip off before watching a match in Stuttgart on Friday:

"It's ridiculous," said Sjoerd Schreurs, a Dutch supporter who had to take his trousers off. "I queued for 25 minutes to get in. When I reached the front, an official told me: 'You're not getting in like that'. I took my trousers off. I managed to chuck them over the fence to some friends. But another official spotted them and took them away.'

"I watched the game in my pants," Mr Schreurs, 33, added. "Fortunately I had quite a long T-shirt."

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