Fat fans are in box seat

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - News -

OVER­WEIGHT foot­ball fans are be­ing of­fered ex­tra-large seats at next year’s World Cup soc­cer fi­nals in Rus­sia.

To qual­ify, fat fans have to pro­vide ev­i­dence, such as a doc­tor’s note, con­firm­ing that they are obese. It is thought to be the first time that seats at a ma­jor sport­ing event have been made big­ger to cater for obese fans. But sup­port­ers hop­ing to get a larger seat sim­ply for rea­sons of com­fort will be dis­ap­pointed. Those de­mand­ing big­ger seats will have to show tour­na­ment or­gan­is­ers they have a Body Mass Index of 35 or above.

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