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Sewage Leak Stains English World Cup Uniforms

Jun 15, 2010 – 12:00 PM
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I'm not sure if this is better or worse than Saturday's 1-1 result against the Americans, but the English World Cup team stepped in it again (this time literally) during their Monday practice session.

Via the Daily Mail:
England aired their dirty linen in public yesterday after a sewage pipe leaked over their match-day kit.

The strip that Fabio Capello's team will wear against Algeria in Cape Town on Friday had to be re-washed after the incident at the squad's base at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Campus. An FA spokesman confirmed the leak and said: 'There are no arrangements for a change of kit for Cape Town. The strip has been re-cleaned. 'There was no real problem or alarms.'
So in that sense -- despite the sewage-stained unis -- it's not a big deal. But as a metaphor for the English side's first week of World Cup play it's fitting.

Next up: Algeria on Friday. And eight days from now, when England wraps up group play against Slovenia and advances, the U.S. match or the sewage leak will be a distant memory. Well, unless they lose to the Algerians or Slovenians (or God forbid, both). In which case, this is an omen. And Robert Green might want to think about Britain's version of witness relocation.

via The Sporting Blog

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