Kids who order World Cup tickets for £410 from a scam website then get a proper World Cup trip funded by the government can just fuck right off

This story makes me angry on so many levels.

First of all, if I ever got a school trip it was to Edinburgh Zoo, not the bloody World Cup. These kids were on a “£410-a-head tour”. Where do schoolchildren get that sort of money to fritter away on a school trip? Where is this school? Zurich?!

Also, if you order World Cup tickets from a website that looks like this, you must be the most gullible person in the world and need to be taught this lesson anyway.

So what happens instead? The bloody government gives them tickets to grab a headline. Bastards.

I wonder if the government would be so forgiving of a company that pissed money down the drain like that.

Chris Applegate:

Won’t someone please think of the children? Well, fuck ‘em. They’re not the first people to be diddled out of their money, and they certainly won’t be the last. It would have been a valuable lesson in life – never, ever trust a tout. Instead the lesson they’ve learnt is to make a big moan to the papers and rely on cronyism to bail you out for your foolhardiness.

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  1. […] Duncan is angry that some poor little Oliver Twist like urchins with barely a limb between them have been packed off to the World Cup after their school organised a particularly expensive school trip only for the money to go to some dodgy touts and no tickets to turn up. Fortunately, Mr Blair stepped in and saved the day and now the diddled kids can have a lovely time in Germany. […]