World Cup Open Thread
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She could take my shorts off any time. Bet you
she's drinking Bit.
Dutch fans given shorts for match
By Laura Smith-Spark
BBC News, Leipzig
Dutch fans are being handed orange shorts to watch the Argentina World Cup match if they wear trousers promoting a beer which is not the official sponsor.
Up to 1,000 fans had to watch Friday's game against Ivory Coast in underpants after being denied entry because they were wearing the orange lederhosen.
Fifa said a bid at "ambush" marketing - free publicity at the expense of official sponsors - was not allowed.
But Dutch brewery Bavaria defended its decision to give away the lederhosen.
It said no sponsors had the right to tell fans what to wear.
American firm Anheuser Busch, maker of Budweiser beer, is among 15 companies to have paid up to $50m (£27m, 40m euros) each for the right to be an official partner at this World Cup.
The saga of the shorts, the beer and FIFA's greed. Amazing.
posted by Steve @ 1:41:00 AM