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Photographs of the boys’ message of support appeared in national newspapers including the Mirror CHRIS CHURCHETT
Pictures of KU students at England’s World Cup qualifier at Wembley Stadium goes viral making international news Oli Brown
The boys show their support against Montenegro CHRIS CHURCHETT
KINGSTON University students were stunned when photographs of them taken at an England World Cup qualifier earlier this month went viral, making national and international headlines. The students were part of a group of friends who painted individual red letters on their torsos to spell out “Come on England” attracting the attention of photographers inside Wembley Stadium. Third-year sport and exercise science student, Alex Rossler, 21,
“We are currently looking for other sources of funding that will allow the facilities to be brought into town again. “It is not one of our most glamorous projects, but definitely one that has been dealing with an antisocial problem,” Ms Raggett said. According to the Kingston Guardian, there are plans to invest between £50,000 to £60,000 in a ‘pop-up’ urinal that fits into the ground during the day and is pulled up at night.
Kingston’s pop up toilets have been successful EIRILL DALAN
He wee-ly needs to go Sawiya Ali PORTABLE urinals placed in Kingston for male clubbers to use while out on the town collected 465 litres of urine in one weekend. The temporary ‘pop up’ toilets, on Clarence Street, Cromwell Road and by the red phone boxes on Old London Road, are being used to stop clubbers from urinating in the streets or in private gardens. Kingston University nursing student, Rebecca Bradshaw, 20,
said she is keen on the new idea. “It’s not a good sight to watch someone having a wee in public. But because it happens really late at night, I don’t mind, plus it avoids men urinating on buildings and in alleyways,” she said. “Kingston will be a much cleaner place.” Lucinda Raggett, operations director of Kingston First, a company which works to improve the business district of Kingston town centre, said: “So far 1,640 people used the urinals.
game was 83,807, but the students’ efforts to stand out were rewarded in such a large crowd of fans. The Daily Mirror used a double page photo to accompany their report on the game, while photos and footage of the group also featured on news reports on ITV and FOX sports channels. “I would definitely go to another game and do the same thing, backing your team in a more outgoing way than normal is great fun,” said Rossler. “Most of the crowd I went with before would be more than keen. We could gain more followers.”
planned the trip to the game earlier this month. He said: “The idea of doing something that stands out was always on my mind. Letters were the original idea and the costumes just sort of happened as the hype built up. “It was unbelievable to see the publicity we got in the papers, we had no idea it would happen.” England went on to win the game 4-1 against Montenegro earlier this month, helping them on their way to qualification for next year’s World Cup finals in Brazil. The official attendance for the