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The story is partly hung upon the comments of Xabi Alonso:

Football Feed Article | Football | guardian.co.uk

Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso said: "I think they should be banned. They make it very difficult for the players to communicate with each other and to concentrate. "They are a distraction and do nothing for the atmosphere," he added after his team's 1-0 win over Iraq.
by Nomad on Thu Jun 18th, 2009 at 11:51:03 AM EST
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