Whilst in Germany at this years World Cup my friend and I were interviewed by a number of English media outlets. This was mainly due to the fact that in a lot of cases we were the only 2 English fans in a sea of Germans. The BBC was such a media outlet and for 4 months now I never found out if any of our interviews made it to publication or broadcast.
Today however I found this on the BBC News website:
The story goes into more detail at the bottom:
English fan Kimb Jones, from Barnsley, summed up the day at Olympic Park: “We don’t need tickets because of the fan fests.
“We’ve come for the football but also for this – for the crowd, it’s amazing, it’s brilliant.
“All I can say is, get a flight and get over here. You don’t need a ticket to enjoy the football.”
The full article can be found here. Its dated way back from June the 9th 2006.
And, just for the sake of it. Here is a photo of me and my mate a few hours before the interview was done:
Its taken at the Munich Olympic Stadium (home to England’s famous 5-1 victory over Germany) which at the time was being ‘renovated’ into a pure tourist attraction as its days of hosting football games are now sadly over.