Football Notes: Fake Doctor's Notes Go On Sale In China Ahead Of World Cup
Fake medical certificates for "hardcore" football fans in China who need an excuse for missing work during the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil "are now available" on Taobao, China's largest e-commerce website. They are selling from $1.60 up to $48. One seller told a reporter that a sick leave period of 15 days "is a piece of cake" if you pay $16. In addition to fake medical certificates, the seller "also offers fake examination reports and receipts" priced at $48 as long as the buyer faxes related information (WANT CHINA TIMES, 6/4). ... Pahang FA Cup finalists Felda United are now officially known as “The Fighters.” Felda Chair Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad said that the new name was to "keep up with the times." The old nickname, “The Settlers,” was "not appropriate for the football team anymore." He said, "For the last 58 years, we were known as ‘settlers’ ... but not anymore ... they now own lands" (THE STAR, 6/4).