Monday, July 12, 2010

At World Cup Final, Sepp is booed, streaker goes for gold...and almost gets it

SHOOT: So you go for gold before the match even starts, and then you're caught and you miss the game. I wonder if this guy made a huge bet?
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Johannesburg – The immediate lead-up to the World Cup soccer final was marked by drama when an invader crossed the pitch at Soccer City here and tried to grab the trophy off its stand.
The rival teams Spain and Holland were in the tunnel ready to take to the turf, with dignitaries including President Jacob Zuma primed to do likewise, when the man - not exactly running at breakneck speed from the far side of the ground and slow to be spotted by security men - advanced to within breathing distance of the gleaming cup.
As he appeared to lunge at it, an official unceremoniously pole-axed him to the ground right in front of the massed ranks of photographers, as others joined the melee.
Less than a minute later FIFA president Sepp Blatter was noticeably booed by sections of the capacity 90 000 crowd as he accompanied South Africa’s head of state onto the pitch.
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