Search

A look at issues of today: Letting it all hang out at Russia World Cup

PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 May 2018

Archant

Last week I told you that I was leaving one radio station. Like a bad smell but in audio form, I’m hard to get rid of.

You can hear my show on Love Sport radio all across London on DAB and AM, Monday and Tuesday nights from 10pm.

I might not seem like the sportiest of men if you have seen me but shops sell replica kits in size XXL so there’s no test to pass.

I don’t think I’ll be going to the Russia 2018 World Cup as I can’t afford an official food taster, but I have found out a list of the items you will not be allowed to take into their stadia.

FIFA have banned animals. So Paris Hilton will have to check her handbag dog at the door.

You’re also not allowed to take spray cans. That’s the one I disagree with.

I know there’s a risk of people spraying graffiti but I live in hope that more people will wear deodorant so it’s worth it.

They have also banned selfie sticks.

I agree with that not just for football grounds, life in general could do with that ban. I can’t believe we have invented something to let people’s vanity reach new levels.

You’re not allowed knives obviously and you’re not allowed food, which means you can’t argue that you need that knife to spread that pâté.

Umbrellas are outlawed. That’s a risk.

I have no idea what the weather will be like over there and thanks to climate change these days neither has anyone else.

You’re also not allowed to wear a corset. So be warned, football fans who should be wearing a XXL replica kit will be forced to take their corset off in the queue.

I know some people love sport, but does anyone love it that much?

@mrstevenallen


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ilford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Most Read

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Most Read

Latest from the Ilford Recorder