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    The beast of Ambush marketing

    One of the most stupid things I have ever heard was how a group of guys had their coca cola poured down a drain at the Eng v Zim game, simply because their beverage did not match that of the official sponsor.. (IE Pepsi)

    1) Isn't this theft?

    2) What is going on to our beautiful game?

    3) Mr Mugabe's Zanu PF eleven are an insult to the game, and our administrators seem more concerned by what Joe Bloggs is drinking in the stands? What the hell?

    4) Does that mean, supposing they don't use double standards which of course the ICC never ever do, I will not be able to bring my FujiFilm camera and Creative MP3 player to a match? (As electronics giant LG are also a sponsor?)
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    I don't believe that

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    The same kind of nonsense was rumoured to have happened during WC2003, but have no fear - the duck is making note of a fair few things and is on the case.

    <quack> Darned right. The ICC are DEAD

    He's a little upset - he'd tried to patent the abbreviation 'LBW' and was turned down on the grounds that it was an established term in everyday usage and the ICC objected.

    <quack> Commercialism gone mad - 'Leg Before Wicket' indeed. I wanted it to rival the KFC chain of eateries, not cricket.

    And what was your acronym to stand for?

    <quack> "Lilypads, Breadcrumbs and Worms"

    Ah, so it was a restaurant for ducks, then.

    <quack> No.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    The same kind of nonsense was rumoured to have happened during WC2003,

    I was aware of a ban on umbrellas/parasols? But at least they were dishing out proper ones with the sponsors, for free..


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    It's illegal. It must be illegal. I smell major protest/civil disobedience before too long.
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    Its true - anyone who bought tickets got it sent to them - you also arent allowed any crisps that aren't made by walkers
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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave
    you also arent allowed any crisps that aren't made by walkers
    roflmao...I know it's not funny for the people who took crisps, but I find it hilariously pathetic

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    roflmao...I know it's not funny for the people who took crisps, but I find it hilariously pathetic
    true, bit like the International cricket council

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    Do you think the Stewards were given seminars on 'how to spot a non-walkers packet of crisps'

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave
    Do you think the Stewards were given seminars on 'how to spot a non-walkers packet of crisps'
    Nah, they were probably just told to confiscate any other brands..

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    Shouldn't they concentrating on important stuff, like violence, rather than confiscating crisps?

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    but stuff like Doritos and Wotsits are owned by Walkers - surelt they are not illegal.

    Oh and you can only take Abbey Well mineral water in as well - no evian etc

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    Its not illigal as it is mentioned on the back of tickets i believe. So they are well within their right. No matter how stupid it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    Shouldn't they concentrating on important stuff, like violence, rather than confiscating crisps?
    No, wheres the financial incentive in stopping crowd trouble?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey
    Its not illigal as it is mentioned on the back of tickets i believe. So they are well within their right. No matter how stupid it is.
    It could say "if you enter the ground wearing a blue hat you will be shot" on the back of the tickets, that wouldn't make it legal.

    It cannot possibly be justifiable to disposess people of legally bought items on this basis.

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