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Balls Up

Kathryn Quinn

Drunks who damaged a giant football put up to celebrate hosting the Euro 2012 tournament in the Ukraine have been forced to stand in front of it holding a sign confessing to being "complete idiots."

The pair were ordered to stand beside the damaged display in a shopping centre in Dnepropetrovsk for 24 hours holding banners saying: "I'm a complete idiot - I broke the Euro 2012 ball."

Police say the men were arrested when they started kicking the five feet high ball after a drinking binge, and left a series of cracks in it.

Shopping centre managers had originally demanded 10,000 GBP to replace the ball.

"When it was established that the offenders didn't have that kind of money, they worked out a different kind of justice," said a police spokesman.

Pictures of the vandals were then posted online by the shopping centre.

"They behaved very badly and everyone should know what a pair of fools they are. It's more effective than any fine," said a spokesman.

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