FRENCH CUSTOMS DESTROY WORLD CUP SHIRT
Thursday February 10th, 2011
Oh no! Talk about rubbing salt into a wound. David Trezeguet's shirt from France's World Cup Final victory over Brazil in 1998 has been destroyed by French customs. Apparently officers believed the shirt was a fake. Collector Oliver Demolis, who bought the shirt online for £6,250, is now having to go through the courts to try and claim his money back.
He told Le Dauphine newspaper, 'It was a well-known seller and the jersey was official. It was the last piece in my collection... When I went to get it they told me the shirt had been destroyed by customs because it was counterfeit. I went mad.'
I suppose we’ll never actually know... but a phone call or letter would have been nice. Good luck Mr Demolis.
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