No live chickens at the World Cup for Nigeria fans

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls SAPA said the chicken on that occasion was dyed in the team’s colors and had its claws bound by black tape. The agency quoted fan John Okoro as calling the refusal “ridiculous.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo a Nigeria fan holds up a live chicken decorated in Nigeria’s colors of green and white, ahead of the start of Nigeria’s African Cup of Nations tournament final soccer match against Burkina Faso, at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file)KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Chicken on plates, no problem. In the stadiums, not so much.A Russian official in the city of Kaliningrad says authorities forbade World Cup fans from bringing live chickens to matches.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Some fans dye chickens in the national colors as a good luck symbol, including those from Nigeria, who play Argentina on Saturday in Kaliningrad.Russia’s Interfax news agency quotes regional culture and tourism minister Andrei Yermak as saying “fans from Nigeria asked whether they could bring a chicken to the stadium. It’s their symbol and people support the team with them at all the games. We told them they can’t bring a live chicken at all.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIf Nigerian fans want to support their team elsewhere, Yermak says a government advice hotline can “advise them where to buy a chicken. We’re prepared to satisfy even the most eccentric requests.”Nigeria got a similar refusal at the 2010 World Cup, when the South African Press Association reported Nigerian fans were angered their chicken wasn’t allowed into the stadium in Johannesburg. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kawhi Leonard wants a trade from Spurslast_img

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