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June 15, 2002

Japan defeats Turkey, abuses chicken Of course, judging from BBC coverage of the latest World Cup developments, Tony Blair’s difficulties with Black Rod seem positively normal by comparison:
It now appears something of a Japanese tradition to deface the man intriguingly described in The Japan Times newspaper as “the bearded poultry icon” on days of great celebration.

The Colonel was whisked from a store in Kobe’s Sannomiya entertainment district by a mob of men.

They then kicked the statue and made off with its hands.

It was a repeat of an incident in 1985 when, after a Hanshin Tigers triumph, a life-sized model of Colonel Sanders was stolen and thrown into the Dotonbori River.

The Colonel was replaced by Japan fans yesterday, with 500 hurling themselves into the river in joy, despite the presence of 400 police officers detailed to stop them.

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Scott Janssens ::: (view all by) ::: June 15, 2002, 03:53 PM:

Japan will never be a true football nation until they learn how to riot properly. A victory doesn't count as being big until there's a proper celebratory riot.

Avram ::: (view all by) ::: June 15, 2002, 05:22 PM:

How are the gods to notice if there isn't a proper sacrifice?

Charlie Stross ::: (view all by) ::: June 16, 2002, 06:47 AM:

Here in Scotland, people are sacrificing Old Firm supporters, in hope of buying a defeat for England at the quarter-final.