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3000 brave England fans head to near-certain death in Ukraine

by | 11th, May 2012

SO. Why are just 3,000 England fans heading to Ukraine to watch England play in the Euro 2012 football tournament?

It’s the Sun’s font-page story and the Sun’s Nick Parker knows the answer in his “EXCLUSIVE SUN INVESTIGATION”:

Supporters have been put off by drab host cities, the threat from bigoted local thugs and the unfancied prospects of Theo Walcott and Co.

This latest Sun “EXCLUSIVE” follows yesterday front-page “EXCLUSIVE” in which the Sun invited us to wonder if Lionel Messi, the Barcelona wonder, was a racist . Only, it wasn’t an exclusive at all. The Sun had merely read about Royston Drenthe’s claims of Messi calling him a “negro” on the Mail’s website, which had most likely taken the story also without giving any credit from Dutch website Nu.nl who had read the accusation in Dutch magazine Helden .

So. Here’s to a new Sun front-page exclusive.

Maybe the stay away fans have been reading the Sun , which has introduced its readers to the marvels of Ukraine with such headlines as:

FANS are under threat of being permanently deafened by cops May 8, 2012

Supporters’ campsite is grim wasteland May 8, 2012

Fans scarier than terrorists

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