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M-Net's illegal soccer ball

2010-04-19 09:31

Johannesburg - M-Net was forced to postpone the broadcast of a new drama series because a FIFA soccer ball appeared without permission in some scenes, Beeld newspaper reported on Monday.

"M-Net and Waterfront productions realised that broadcasting the scenes with the FIFA soccer ball would be against regulations," the broadcaster said in a statement.

The League of Glory series was scheduled to go on air on April 28, but the scenes with the FIFA soccer ball had to be refilmed.

Broadcasting of the series would now start on May 5.

The FIFA ball would be replaced with a generic black-and-white soccer ball.

Comments
  • Juan - 2010-04-19 09:41

    It is sad that this bully comany fifa comes to SA and tells us what we can do and what not!! ESPECIALLY when we the tax payer built their multi-billion rand stupid staduims!!

  • Ordinary Joe - 2010-04-19 09:46

    Fifa is so exclusive I recommend that we leave to SWC to them exculsively and not bother them with attending their exclusive game shows. At least we will not be ripped off with being suckered into massive ticket prices.

  • Elli - 2010-04-19 10:02

    For those interested to know about the REAL FIFA, read the book called Foul - Foul!: The Secret World of FIFA: Bribes, Vote Rigging and Ticket Scandals

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Foul-Secret-Bribes-Rigging-Scandals/dp/0007208111

  • ojayy - 2010-04-19 10:05

    FIFA greedy FIFA is taking things a bit too far now. I wish the stupid world cup never came here in the first place.

  • akaCouldntCareLess - 2010-04-19 10:06

    I'm with you Joe. I have washed my hands of absolutely anything to do with SWC and don't give a hoot about what anybody might think of that. FIFA will not get a damn cent out of me.

  • stephen - 2010-04-19 10:06

    Juan, we keep being told that FIFA says this or that, but in reality you'll most likely find the LOC have just blanketly agreed to all terms, in an effort to make themselves a quick buck, and stuff anyone else.

  • Monte - 2010-04-19 10:12

    This seems like a bit of smart PR me thinks? FIFA couldn't be a$$ed about the ball or M-Net's show. Proof: "M-Net and Waterfront productions realised that broadcasting the scenes with the Fifa soccer ball would be against regulations," the broadcaster said in a statement.

  • syiaya - 2010-04-19 10:38

    wont support fifa football or SA anymore..my own people are raping and killing this land, we were supposed to inherit a great country from the past regime..

    All they have done is steal and plunder it as it was not theirs..i am embarassed and humiliated to be a black south african..

    These people in charge are NOT my generation... Melma you asshole

  • LvH - 2010-04-19 10:50

    I love how FIFA is blamed for something that was sported by M-NET and is being corrected by MNET without interference from FIFA. It is like waving a red rag to a bunch of ignorant Bulls

  • @everyone - 2010-04-19 13:40

    another reason why the tickets are not selling!

  • Tini - 2010-04-19 14:02

    i wont support fifa and SA anymore;all this is rubbish and a miner thing to bluff about people grow up;

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