21 July 2012The Daily Record:
Heavy-handed security chiefs will ban Olympic spectators for wearing the wrong brand of clothes, it emerged yesterday.
Games boss Sebation Coe warned anyone wearing a Pepsi T-shirt is likely to be booted out because it would upset sponsors Coca-Cola.
And he only said spectators in Nike trainers could probably be allowed in although Adidas are also backing the event.
Coe defended the draconian move and said it was to protect corporate sponsors who have paid a fortune to be involved.
Such stupidity. If you go to a concert, the sponsors don’t censor your belongings as you enter. Governments have too much bureaucracy, bowing to every will of their “partners”.