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Airport Customs Destroy £6,000 Trezeguet World Cup Final Shirt

By Chris Wright

Thanks to the hyper-sensitive times in which we live, the shirt worn by striker David Trezeguet during France’s 1998 World Cup win over Brazil has been destroyed by airport officials.

Les Bleus fan Olivier Demolis bought the shirt off eBay for over £6,000 (€7,350 to be precise), only for customs workers to burn the shirt to cinders on it’s arrival in France after mistaking it for a counterfeit knock-off, due to a stretch of dodgy-looking stitching.

Demolis, an electrician by trade, told Le Dauphine newspaper:

“It was a well-known seller and the jersey was official. It was the last piece in my collection.

“I paid €7,350 for it. That was €3,350 in cash plus two jerseys from my own collection, an ‘Anelka’ France one and one of ‘Grichting’ from Auxerre.

“I was prepared to pay so much because those French jerseys from 98 are very hard to come across. There are only six in circulation: a ‘Zidane’, a ‘Trezeguet’, a ‘Desailly’, a ‘Boghossian’ and two ‘Guivarc’hs’.

When I went to get it they told me the shirt had been destroyed by customs because it was counterfeit. I went mad.”

I should coco, but at least he’ll be able to dry his tears on one of the other classic France shirts he has in his collection, which includes two valuable numbers stained by the sweat of the great Zinedine Zidane himself.

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By Chris on February 9th, 2011 in Kits & fashion. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

10 Responses to “Airport Customs Destroy £6,000 Trezeguet World Cup Final Shirt”

  1. Ruperto says:

    He Should Sue The Airport

  2. TravisKOP says:

    i would fucking tear those idiots that burned it to pieces. fucking stupid cunts ruined a class piece of football paraphernalia

  3. SDMichael says:

    Forgive this American’s ignorance, but… Since when are airport customs officials responsible for enforcing property copyright laws regarding counterfeit goods, especially when involving a single article of clothing (rather than a whole freight ship full)? Seems like a law designed to result in these kinds of incidents.

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  6. SamHumphreys says:

    So his two shirts were worth exactly €2000?

  7. chimpo says:

    David… tres Gay

    hur hur

  8. RedSkywalker says:

    hur hur hur hur

    I would’ve gone berserk too.

  9. Sleeba says:

    …not Liverpool fans by any chance??

  10. Jelle says:

    Basturts who did it:
    But at least I had a chance to deepthroat Baby Dioufy after the old firm game

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