Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Next to that, the women were already questioned for two hours and claim they put under considerable pressure by the South African authorities. One of the three women, Barbara Castelein, says they were treated roughly and threatened with six-month prison sentences, which apparently caused panic and crying fits. Officially Dutch diplomats have not been informed about the reason for arresting the women, but it is clear that the action was aimed at protecting the interests of Budweiser beer, the official sponsor of the World Cup.
Bavaria has been very careful and very clever, the logo is nowhere on the dress and technically, therefore does not contravene FIFA's regulations.
A Bavaria spokesman: "it is an absolute scandal that FIFA arrested girls for wearing an orange dress without any advertising on it whatsoever". In my opinion Bavaria bosses are "laughing fit to bust". The Director Peer Swinkels says, "we could not hope to better, everybody is talking about our dress and name isn't even on it".
Budweiser and Heineken, you are losing this battle! We stand behind our BavariaBabes all the way to the finals!