Tartan Army drank 265,000 pints in three days in Bari

Ollie Irish

3rd, April 2007


tartan_army01.gifAccording to authorities in Bari, Italy, the average Scotland fan drank five gallons of beer each during a three-day stay. Figures showed almost 7,000 Scots fans consumed almost 265,000 pints of beer while in Bari to watched Scotland lose 2-0 to Italy in their Euro 2008 qualifier. That’s an average of around 13 pints per day, per fan!
The figures are all the more remarkable since Bari imposed an alcohol ban on the day of the game from 2pm. Scotland may not win a major tournament any time soon, but in a World Cup for drinking, they’d start as hot favourites.
Bari Traders’ Association chairman Benny Cambobasso said: ‘The hotels, restaurants and pubs are absolutely delighted. They have taken several months’ worth of takings in just three days and, despite the amount of alcoholic consumption, there were absolutely no public order problems.’

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  1. Ashley says:

    that’s incredible as at least a few of them must have been tea-total. Binge drinking at its best

  2. Ollie, Pies Ed. says:

    And not only the sheer volume consumed, but the fact that there was no trouble!

  3. Col says:

    Something the English should learn, how to handle their drink.

  4. Col says:

    Something the English should learn, how to handle their drink. (And i am an englishman, that wasn’t a sly dig)