Euro 2012 Symbol Defacement Wins Public Shaming
Important lesson for all who travel to Ukraine for the Euros in a couple of months: don’t kick stuff.
A couple of local gents in Dnepropetrovsk had a bit too much of the lager and when jaunting about town, decided to kick one of the giant display balls, which then smashed into pieces. Not having the requisite capital to replace the ball, they were “publicly shamed” as punishment.
They duo were forced to stand by the broken symbol of the European football championships for nearly 24 hours, holding banners, which said: “I’m a complete idiot – I broke the Euro 2012 ball” in their hands.
The ITAR-TASS news agency says the local police claim “the men, chose such punishment themselves.”
This is an excellent idea for the tournament, really, and should be spread generously across the sport to include diving, time-wasting, tactics which sit ten men behind the ball at all times and David Villa’s facial hair.
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