September 18, 2020

World Cup Merchandise Gone Wrong

Do you have your ticket yet for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa? If you do then you might be thinking about how you are going to remain safe around all the amped up Africans along with the typical rowdy fans/hooligans that follow the game of soccer. Well worry no more because a British company based in South Africa called Protektorvest has created a flag-emblazoned stab vest for the low low cost of $69.95 to keep you safe and sound. The Protektorvest will protect “the vital inner body parts from stabs, cuts, slashes and blows from sharp, edged or spiked weapons.” This doesn’t unfortunately protect you from cocktail bombs, rocks, bottles or human stampedes, but those never happen at soccer events, right? I’m not sure what kind of message this really sends when you are basically telling your potential assaulter that I’m scared, I’m British and if you really want to hurt me my head and lower extremities are wide open.

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