W/Cup: Eagles’ Fans Barred From Bringing Live Chicken To Stadium


Super Eagles' fans have been barred from taking live chickens to stadiums when the team plays in the 2018 World Cup.

“Our information center MCH-2018 receives a lot of various questions: fans from Nigeria asked if it’s possible to go to the stadium with a chicken, it’s their symbol, the citizens are sick with them at all matches, we told them that to pass a live chicken, in any case, it is impossible,'' a report by Interfax.ru quoted Andrei Ermak, the Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Kaliningrad region, to have said.

The supporters club of the Super Eagles have been known to go into stadiums with a live chicken, which is one of the ways they cheer on the team to victory.

Nigeria fans were turned away from Ellis Park in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2010 after their demand to take chickens, painted in the nation’s colours, into the stadium was refused.

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