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    Fake World Cup shirts bound for Scotland seized

    The fake Algerian football shirts were seized in Coventry

    UK Border Agency officials have intercepted 1,000 fake international football shirts bound for Scotland ahead of the World Cup.

    The agency said the counterfeit Algerian national team shirts were seized at East Midlands airport.

    The Puma kit had been sent from the Far East and was destined for an address in Glasgow.

    England are due to play Algeria in the World Cup on 18 June.

    The seizures came during a week of action in the run-up to the World Cup - which begins on Friday - led by the UK Border Agency and supported by anti-counterfeit experts from Adidas, Nike, Puma and Umbro.

    Since Monday, more than 3,000 fake shirts for countries such as England, France and Germany have also been seized at Coventry's international postal hub. It is thought that some of the shirts were destined for Scotland.

    In 2009 more than 50,000 counterfeit replica shirts, worth about £1.2m, were seized by the UK Border Agency, police and trading standards.


    This made the news not because it is an example of Scots being parochial in not supporting England - but because the shirts were fake!!

    The implication is that if they were genuine it would have been OK!!!

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    Of course if they were genuine it woyld have been ok. Gers fans would've been delighted to show their support for madjid bougherra while he is still at ibrox.

    I wonder what determines the items as fake. Clearly if a factory producing 'genuine' shirts does a hidden production run and sells these on the side then they are not actually fake. Would these be confiscated also?

    :lol: lengendary

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    Well done Customs geezers.

    It is the closest they will get to the world cup ........... :whistling:

    morons. if only they got it sent to a Scottish airport - customs there wouldnt have seized them.

    Fake = scotland :thumbsup:

    It's OK. I've just ordered another couple of thousand for each opposing team, all genuine shirts!

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    Boogie83e;8806506

    It's OK. I've just ordered another couple of thousand for each opposing … It's OK. I've just ordered another couple of thousand for each opposing team, all genuine shirts!




    That's not fair. We never get the chance to do that! :w00t:
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