Nigeria fans banned from bringing chickens into World Cup game against Croatia

first_imgNigeria fans have been banned from taking live chickens into their opening World Cup group game against Croatia.‘Super Eagles’ fans believe taking live chickens into games brings them luck and they were planning on bringing more fowl into the Kaliningrad Stadium for the Group D game. However, the Russian government have told Nigeria fans they will not be allowed to continue the practice.“Fans from Nigeria asked if it’s possible to go to the stadium with a chicken. We told them that it is not possible,” Andrei Ermak, minister of culture in Kaliningrad, revealed in a statement.This is not the first time Nigeria have been banned from taking chickens into a World Cup game.Officials at Ellis Park in Johannesburg stopped chickens from being brought in during the 2010 World Cup game against Argentina. 2 It was not all bad news for Nigeria fans however, with Emrak adding there would be designated areas outside the venue where fans could carry their lucky chickens.After Saturday’s game, the Super Eagles will face England’s bogey team Iceland in Volgograd on June 22, before a potential decider in Saint Petersburg against the mighty Argentina on June 26. Nigeria fans believe bringing chickens into football stadiums will bring the Super Eagles luck Nigeria fans outside Ellis Park in 2010 2last_img read more

DONEGAL’S HISTORIC PAST FEATURED IN PHOTO EXHIBITION

first_imgA unique exhibition featuring many old photographs is taking place at Ballybofey’s Butt Hall.The exhibition celebrates 200 years of Donegal’s unique history and the relevance of local history for people living today and will run until mid June. The exhibition showcases Donegal County Archives’ many and varied archival collections. Nine panels are on display which are based around the following themes- Homesteads; Donegal Wains; Fun and Games; Days of Toil; Faith and Worship; Landlords and Tenants; Conflict; Local Democracy; Journeys in Time.The panels contain a brief history of the themes and are accompanied by images scanned from the County Archives’ many collections. Images include photographs, posters, leaflets, extracts from letters, registers, minute books and other items.Included in the exhibition are some of the photographs kindly loaned to the County Archives for the purpose of the exhibition. DONEGAL’S HISTORIC PAST FEATURED IN PHOTO EXHIBITION was last modified: May 17th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more