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Rooney, Terry gripped by voodoo?

German football fans have decided on a new way to prevent English football players from victory in the FIFA World Cup.

india Updated: Apr 17, 2006 19:24 IST

German football fans have decided on a new way to prevent English football players from victory in the FIFA World Cup.

Fans are being urged to resort to the ancient black magic art of voodoo to injure and make unfit English footballers and kill Britain’s hope of winning the championship after a gap of more than 40 years.

It was exactly 40 years back in 1966 when England defeated Germany at the Wembley Stadium winning its sole World Cup title.

According to The Sun, thousands of 10 pound, six inches hessian models have been sold over the Internet. Each doll comes with a St George’s flag and its own pins, and is beautifully packed in a box with the lettering: “Voodoo your team to victory”.

The dolls also come with instructions that tell fans how to nobble an England player during a match.

German manufacturers Fussi Deluxe have said they are flogging all the dolls they can produce. If fans want any player to fall down during the game, he can be made to tumble down if enough dolls have pins stuck in them.

Wayne Rooney, John Terry and even Michael Owen can be made to collapse in the midst of the game very easily.

But, not everyone is convinced. Malcolm Clarke, chairman of the Football Supporters’ Federation, said voodoo would never be enough for the wannabe witch doctors to stop England being victorious.

“They’ll need more than black magic to beat us,” said Clarke.

First Published: Apr 17, 2006 18:14 IST