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Should England's fans be compensated?

November 24, 2016 22:55

Last week I raised the question whether English Jewry should back England at the World Cup. And this morning I ask whether English fans, of all faiths, who actually went to see England play Algeria, should be compensated.

After all the trip to Cape Town wasn't cheap, and a few days earlier, many of them had also suffered considerable displeasure watching their team held to a draw in Rustenburg. If you also factor in match tickets, hotels and food, their jaunt to South Africa must have cost a few thousand quid.

So who is liable?

Can the fans sue the Italian manager? Or would it, perhaps, be more prudent to take a case against The FA?

I would imagine that the players will claim that they were doing their best and were not playing negligently. But can anyone believe them?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/world_cup_2010/8749232.stm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldhaveyoursay/2010/06/on_air_is_it_ever_ok...

http://www.thejc.com/blogpost/should-english-jews-support-england

November 24, 2016 22:55

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