Fat chance for seats

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

FAT foot­ball fans are be­ing of­fered ex­tra-large seats at next year’s World Cup fi­nals.

To qual­ify, they have to pro­vide ev­i­dence, such as a doc­tor’s note, con­firm­ing obe­sity.

It is thought to be the first time seats at a ma­jor sport­ing event have been made big­ger be­cause of obe­sity is­sues.

Tick­ets for the tour­na­ment in Rus­sia went on sale last week, but sup­port­ers hop­ing to get a larger seat sim­ply for rea­sons of com­fort will find them­selves dis­ap­pointed.

Those de­mand­ing big­ger seats will have to show tour­na­ment or­gan­is­ers that they have a BMI of 35 or above, the equiv­a­lent of a 178cm per­son weigh­ing about 114kg.

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