Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Colombian teacher accused of pilfering Panini stickers
May 7th, 2014 4:09PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  colombia, off the post, world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

[OFF THE POST] The Panini craze has hit the Colombia city of Bucaramanga, where a 13-year-old accused his teacher of confiscating the students' World Cup stickers and using them to fill his own album.

The daily El Espectador reported the student reported the teacher after seeing him in the teachers' room pasting in stickers he had taken from students who had been trading them in class. The teacher reportedly took them because the trading of the Panini stickers was distracting students from their class work.

"It's no way to give an example to young ones, taking their stickers away for your own benefit," the mother of one of the students told local RCN radio.

The theft of Panini stickers is big business in Brazil, the 2014 World Cup host.  Thieves in Rio de Janeiro recently stole a van containing 300,000 Panini World Cup stickers. In 2010, 135,000 stickers were taken from a distribution center in the city of Santo Andre.

The swapping and trading of the stickers made by the Italian publishing company Panini to complete albums has been popular worldwide since the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.

Panini fever is also heating up in the USA ...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Johansson returns in crushing Bremen defeat    
Aron Johannsson returned to action in the Bundesliga for the first time in 11 months, starting ...
USA names roster for U-17 Women's World Cup    
Coach B.J. Snow has named the USA's 21-player roster for the 2016 U-17 Women's World Cup ...
MLS Countdown: Vanney gives TFC reminder    
Toronto FC waited through many seasons and head coaches before finally reaching the playoffs last year. ...
Bundesliga 2016-17: Half the teams have a U.S. player    
From age 17 to 28, from newly promoted RB Leipzig to four-time defending champion Bayern Munich, ...
WCQ Callups: USA battles injuries and suspensions    
The roster for the U.S. national team's World Cup 2018 qualifiers against St. Vincent & the ...
NWSL: Olympians back in fold, mostly    
Off for 26 days because of the Olympics -- except for one make-up game -- the ...
What They're Saying: Laura Harvey    
"It's about someone’s livelihood. It’s about their career. Irrelevant of what the decision is and who ...
What They're Saying: Alex Morgan    
"The players don't control any of the consequences that happen, that are enforced by U.S. Soccer. ...
TV Report: MLS and NFL to air joint lineup    
On Sept. 18, Fox Sports will air two live MLS matches -- Sporting Kansas City-LA Galaxy ...
MLS Countdown: Timbers' health improving    
Cascadia Cup rivals Seattle and Portland meet Sunday at Providence Park for the second time in ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives