December 1, 2006

Fijian Army opts for rugby over coup

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at December 1, 2006 11:10 AM

Presented without comment:

Fiji military play rugby amidst confusion over coupSUVA - The Fijian Army is taking on arch-rivals the Police in the much-anticipated annual Sukuna Bowl rugby clash, rather than stage a coup.

Hundreds of Fijians have gathered to watch the clash even as both the Government and military manoeuvre in the coup crisis.

To make matters even more surreal, the Government of Fiji says it has been given an extended deadline until Monday or face a coup - but the military has denied it.

Fiji's military chief, Commmodore Frank Bainimarama, maintained his threat today to stage a coup if the government failed to meet his demands for a change, but added he would not act until after the annual military versus police rugby game in Suva.

Via Marginal Revolution.

Tags: Sports, World

This is getting surrealistically close to the cheeseball Saturday morning cartoon device of the <insert sport here> game determining the fate of the city/nation/world/universe.

Posted by: Lemming | December 1, 2006 1:07 PM

Lemming: LET'S BLITZ!

Posted by: Josh | December 1, 2006 1:51 PM

Who are they going to take on next? Bananarama?

Posted by: Mason | December 1, 2006 2:53 PM

Anyone for tennis?

Posted by: Katie | December 2, 2006 5:56 PM

Looks like they went for the coup as well, but I guess it was important to do the rugby game first. :)

Posted by: Zifnab | December 5, 2006 12:42 AM
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