11 English tourists were robbed last night in the Portuguese capital. One of the party, Londoner Solomon Campbell, 29, said to reporters: “I was sure I'd put it away safely, but, by the time we'd returned to our hotel everything we'd worked so hard for was gone.” Although a Swiss David Bowie impersonator, currently touring Portugal with an international production of The Rocky Horror Show, has been helping local police with their enquiries, witnesses agree that, at the time of the theft, he was too far away from the area to know anything about the incident.
25Jun04 — 2
I will never understand why soccer uses the “stoppage time” concept, it’s far too vague and arbitrary for me. Why can’t soccer matches have a ref who just pushes a clock button when appropriate?
(Yes, I know the rest of the world calls it football, and I don’t care. It’s always been soccer to me and it always will be.)
I have my suspicions that it was an “inside job”, and that several of the English tourists conspired to “give it away”. Apparently they had already tried this on 3 occasions since arriving in Portugal.