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Sunday, 15 May 2011

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Voting in the Eurovision Song Contest has once again come under the spotlight as Peter Coates, chairman of Stoke City football club, who were defeated in the 2011 FA Cup final, claims voting in the event is a complete farce.

And entertainment pundits are beginning to agree.

In their efforts to ensure an Eastern European victory, countries belonging to the former "Eastern Bloc" such as Slovenia, Serbia, Russia, Moldova, Lithuania, Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina are well known for voting for one another, mainly because the invigilators in these countries threaten their people who vote for western European countries, in particular voters for Ireland, with death by Jedward.

However, in reviewing the votes cast during this year's event, Mr Coates noted that there were in fact several hundred votes cast in this year's Eurovision Song Contest for Manchester City.

He went on to say that as if it wasn't bad enough that Stoke City had been beaten earlier in the day at Wembly by Manchester City, but now people in Eurovision were also voting for the Mancunian Club.

He has requested that once he has added up and banked his bribes, FIFA Football supremo, Sett Bladder, investigates the allegation.

Mr Bladder was unable to comment as he was charging around from bank to bank looking for those little plastic bags to put his FIFA bribe money into.

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