North Korea's Soccer Fans are Hired

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Thu, Jun 17th, 2010 15:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to the Toronto Star, those cheerful North Korean fans you are seeing in the stands are actually Chinese, hired specifically for the occasion.

An experienced squad of professional fans are behind those red banners waving in the stands in support of North Korea since almost no one in North Korea could have afforded the trip. Among the 1,000 Chinese fans given tickets by North Korea for the World Cup in South Africa are actors and musicians who have cheered for China in previous World Cups, according to the Xinhua news agency run by the Chinese government.

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