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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

WORLD C(arved)UP

by Ed Webb

"Up to 1,000 Dutch fans watched their side play Ivory Coast in their underpants on Friday after they were denied entry to Stuttgart's stadium for wearing orange trousers with the name of a Dutch brewery which was not an official sponsor." – BBC

We must protect, we must,
The rights of those who have paid to own this space and time,
This moment of international silly-seriousness
We must protect.

Your garments are unofficial.
They may not protect,
They have not paid, they do not own,
This is not their moment.
Please bare your legs for capital
Which we must protect.

Ed Webb has never worn orange trousers, but might start.