Fat fans get big­ger seats at World Cup

The Mail on Sunday - - News -

OVER­WEIGHT 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 that they are obese.

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

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 be dis­ap­pointed.

Those de­mand­ing big­ger seats will have to show tour­na­ment or­gan­is­ers that they have a BMI of 35 or above – the equiv­a­lent of a 5ft 10in per­son weigh­ing about 18st.

Eng­land need just one point from their fi­nal two group matches to qual­ify for the fi­nals – while Scot­land, Wales and North­ern Ire­land are still in with a chance.

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