Germany’s World Cup squad need armed guards and bullet-proof vests if they fancy a stroll
Hold on to your Ballacks. Frings are getting dangerous
The security team responsible for ensuring the safety of the Germany national team has warned that players will be expected to wear bullet-proof vests during next summer’s World Cup. While the garments will probably not be compulsory on the pitch, the squad will be expected to wear them when they venture away from the hotel for other reasons.
Guenter Schnelle, of security firm BaySecur, said: “The possibility for the players of moving outside of the hotel boundaries should be kept to a minimum. Otherwise there must be a full escort: armed security guards and bullet-proof vests for the players.”
No leaving the hotel complex and plenty of escorts? Sounds like a fairly typical footballer’s holiday!