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Mini-dress marketing dispute breaks out at World Cup as women arrested

Kevin Rawlinson

Published 17/06/2010 | 05:00

A DIPLOMATIC dispute broke out last night over the fate of two Dutch women in orange mini-dresses who were arrested at a World Cup match.

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Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen accused FIFA and South Africa of heavy handedness for pressing criminal charges on the pair for illegally advertising an "unofficial" brand of beer during a game in breach of FIFA marketing rules.

They were among a group ejected from a stadium for wearing orange dresses which carried a small tag advertising the Dutch beer brand Bavaria.

The women are accused of the "unauthorised use of a trademark at a protected event" and "entry into a designated area while in possession of a prohibited commercial object" at the game between Holland and Denmark.

If found guilty they could be jailed for up to six months. (©Independent News Service)

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