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Saturday, 1 September 2007

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A man confused by footage played on an opponents knee.

After yet another Diana memorial service doubt has been cast over how legitimate it is to allow footballers to use her to win games.

The Archbishop of Canterbury said "People should not use Diana's death as a way of scoring points," something which has been going on for the past ten years.

The practice of strapping a mini TV to ones leg and playing footage of Diana's funeral during a football match is not actually banned according to international football law.

The trick was originally used by David Beckham in 1998 where he uses the distraction to score seventeen goals.

However in those early days the technology was not on a small scale and players were constantly injured by video recorders causing them to trip.

FIFA will be looking into the practice and it is hoped that pressure from a high 'god man' may cause them to change rules.

In the meantime the practice continues.

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