September 21, 2005

Soccer fans drop in: A chartered plane carrying nearly 300 soccer fans to a match in Peru declared a fake emergency so it could land closer to the stadium.

posted by dusted to soccer at 12:42 PM - 17 comments

neat story. You could say that its a very neat way to avoid pre-game traffic!

posted by daddisamm at 12:49 PM on September 21, 2005

Jammeh doesn't follow many rules, does he?

posted by garfield at 01:17 PM on September 21, 2005

Soccer fans ruuuuuule!

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:38 PM on September 21, 2005

...with an unconstitutional, militarily-backed fist in certain cases.

posted by garfield at 01:48 PM on September 21, 2005

Jesus, what would they have done for a full international? Let the passangers parachute out over the stadium?

posted by salmacis at 01:53 PM on September 21, 2005

That is kick ass...

posted by StarFucker at 02:12 PM on September 21, 2005

They should have been denied entrance to the game. And arrested and fined and kept locked up for at least the duration of the match. Maybe alot longer. Or maybe they should be forced to sit in a room and have "ITS JUST A GAME" blared at them for two or three weeks.

posted by fenriq at 02:13 PM on September 21, 2005

fenriq, it's football we're talking about here. It is not just a game!

posted by salmacis at 03:01 PM on September 21, 2005

if only I had that much dedication

posted by ELWAY_FAN at 03:11 PM on September 21, 2005


posted by Fat Buddha at 03:15 PM on September 21, 2005

This will in the future be referred to as the Emergency Land of God.

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:49 PM on September 21, 2005

"Yep. We sure got our priorities sorted out in the right order." "Jim, your holding that upside down." Inventive, obsessive and uncaring - my kind of sports fans.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 03:51 PM on September 21, 2005

Could you imagine if something like that happened in America? They probably would send them back up and then have F-16's shoot them down for being stupid errrrrrrrrrrr I mean there might be terrorist on board.

posted by Turbo at 03:56 PM on September 21, 2005

Is this terrorist a Gambia fan? If so he has my vote.

posted by squealy at 04:54 PM on September 21, 2005

Hmm... clever way to see the game I suppose.

posted by tina at 11:15 PM on September 21, 2005

Apparently the fans are being treated well: Piura city spokesman Carlos Ordonez said the Gambians' presence caused a "sensation" in the city, which rolled out the red carpet for the African guests, offering performances by local folk singers and dancers. (from here, same article, but with a bit more detail at the end.)

posted by dusted at 01:17 AM on September 22, 2005

Fraze, that's terrific. ELoG 4Evah!

posted by billsaysthis at 03:34 PM on September 22, 2005

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