Flat Earth: TV coverage

LIKE ALL brilliant ideas, it was so simple. Iranian censors, while prepared to allow the World Cup final to be beamed into millions of Iranian houses, had a bit of a problem with the crowd shots, showing a Californian stadium filled with scantily clad unbelievers - especially that Brazilian girl in the thong. Lord only knows what she believes in. Anyway, they hit on an splendidly straightforward expedient. When the camera swung to the bleachers, they showed footage of another crowd - waving the wrong flags it's true, but properly dressed according to Islamic requirements.

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