World Cup fans steal $16.000 worth of tea glass holders and linens from trains
Apparently, train passengers chose to keep glass holders, blankets and linens as souvenirs.
Football fans took about 1.000.000-rubles’ worth ($16.000) of railway property from the free trains during the 2018 World Cup, Pavel Burtsev, the head of the Passenger Transportation department of Russian Railways said at a briefing session. Apparently, passengers chose to keep glass holders, blankets, and linens as souvenirs, he said.
"We even saw our sheets on TV, with posters painted on them. <...> In many ways, we choose to think of it as some kind of mentality of people who believe if it was given to them free of charge, it must belong to them. It was all we really thought of it," RIA Novosti quoted Burtsev as saying.
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