Blog: Olly WehringWorld Cup 2006 - how far is too far?

Olly Wehring | 1 June 2006

With the World Cup drawing ever closer, I don't know how it is where you are, but here in England we're getting pretty carried away... again.

Two years ago, during Euro 2004, the streets here were hit by a flag epidemic, with nigh-on every car sporting its own St. George's flag. The impromptu-feel of the flags then has been taken away this time, however, with everyone and anyone trying to sell England 'fan-packs.'

A story from on-trade publication the Publican today confirms that some may be taking things too far.

A licensee in Manchester has painted his entire pub with a St. George's flag. His wife commented: "It's been worth it because the customer reaction has been great. People just want the tournament to start now."

I'd imagine their neighbours want it to end pretty quickly as well.


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