Saturday, June 2, 2007
The Chinese will do anything for soccer
Chinese media was bubbling with reports of fanatic soccer nuts doing weird things during the World Cup. One man quit his job in Beijing just so he could move home and watch the games non-stop, said the state news agency Xinhua. It said the fellow's employer tried to keep him by offering a raise, but the man chose soccer. Reuters reported about one man who signed "a contract with his wife agreeing to do all the housework during the month of the finals so he could watch the matches at night." The news service also reported about a men who locked his wife in their bedroom after she turned off the TV because his loud cheering during a match was keeping her awake.