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5 ugly facts about Euro 2012

1. Booming prostitution

Euro 2012 has started amidst pandemonium, confusion and controversies…

Booming prostitution

Ukrainian feminist group Femen organised topless protests against the event transforming the country into a sex tourism hub.


2. Initial glitches

Initial glitches

Just after Poland and Ukraine were chosen as host countries for Euro 2012, several issues arose that jeopardised the host status. In June 2008, Ukraine reported several problems which threatened their ability to co-host and in September same year, the Polish government suspended the Polish Football Association over corruption issues.


3. Poisonous jerseys

Poisonous jerseys

A green group had claimed that the jerseys of several teams contain a dangerous amount of toxic chemicals.


4. Rights violations?

Rights violations?

Several European leaders have decided to skip all matches in Ukraine due to human rights violation in the country. Reports claim, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is being ill-treated in jail by the incumbent Ukrainian government.


5. Racism & violence

Racism & violence

This Euro, jointly hosted by Poland and Ukraine, is held under the cloud of disruption due to racism and violence.

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