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Charity World Cup   (+1)  [vote for, against]
Pay to stop football.

24 hour charity TV programmes have, in my humble opinion, become very tedious. Despite raising money for good causes, I think they've had their day.

Last night however, I would have taken out a second mortgage if the ref would have blown his whistle at 90 minutes when England were winning 1-0 against France.

I propose that we do away with one minute of extra time per £10 million donated by fans. Obviously only the winning team would wish to donate, but I think we could raise a fortune for charity.

Clearly this goes against the spirit of the game, and the losing team would feel cheated and hard-done-by, but hey... it's only a game.

I can't believe I just said that.
-- Fishrat, Jun 14 2004

I don't have £10 million and I'm not a soccer fan, but there were times when I would have given quite some money to get soccer off the TV, radio and news paper. So, you get a + even if it not for the reason you intended.
-- kbecker, Jun 14 2004

would all these fans have predicted two french goals in the last few minutes?
-- po, Jun 14 2004

Doomy gloomy England fans? I think so, yes.
-- Fishrat, Jun 14 2004

[kbecker]: There's never any soccer on my TV, and the newspapers have plenty of other pages.
-- angel, Jun 14 2004

Can I bid for more time added, so Zizou could complete his hat-trick?
-- calum, Jun 14 2004

Take away the football game, and let the charity world cup be decided by which country's supporters donate the most money - a telethon play-off.
-- DrCurry, Jun 14 2004

Just to let you all know, I am now taking contributions towards the purchase price of a headstone for calum's grave.
-- DrBob, Jun 14 2004

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