Afraid that Bulgaria’s Defence Minister might cast a bad spell over
Romania’s national football side, the management of the Farul stadium in
Constanza didn’t let him set foot in the venue, according to local reports. Vesselin Bliznakov, the minister concerned, was carrying some turf from the Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia.
Bulgaria is about to play Romania in a Euro 2008 qualifier, and Bliznakov wanted to help the squad feel at home by leaving the turf inside the Farul stadium.
When cornered by Romanian journalists asking whether he had been
performing football voodoo, Bliznakov said that this was just a joke.
Those crazy east-Europeans. [Via The Offside]