Dog steals Sepp Blatter’s identity (and his seat on plane)

Yes, it’s a slow news day.


A couple of crafty pet owners have managed to bag their dog free flights across Africa after changing his name to ‘Sepp Blatter‘ and taking advantage of an offer in a South African newspaper.

Budget airline Kululu were recently forced to apologise after getting into trouble with FIFA over running an ad campaign claiming to be the ‘Unofficial national carrier of the You-Know-What’.

As you’d expect, FIFA demanded the airline withdraw the advert, prompting Kululu to publish an offer to fly ‘Sepp Blatter’ around Africa at no charge for the rest of the tournament, as a conciliatory gesture.

The South African Times picks up the rest of the story:

“Responding to an advert placed by the low fare airline in the Sunday Times, the dog’s owners pointed out that the offer didn’t specify which Sepp the ad referred to, so their pet was eligible to take advantage of the free flights,” Kulula marketing manager Nadine Damen said in a statement.

“Sepp, the dog, changed his name specifically to take up the offer.”

“We were somewhat surprised that instead of flying the president of Fifa around we’ll now be giving a seat to a Boston Terrier, but he’s really quite cute and very well-behaved, so why not?”

Sepp’s owners might also want to have a look at the $250k platinum gold ring Mr Blatter apparently has coming his way…

2 responses so far
  • Marcamps // June 22, 2010 at 6:59 am

    surprisingly, human Sepp Blatter starts to salivate when he hears a bell.

    instead of food, however, he expects money. LOTS of money.

  • Carlo // June 24, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Just thought I’d let you know, the airlines name is Kulula, and they always have the best Ad’s, that are truely funny and they’re realy cheap so they make fun of lots of things, for example, the best one I’ve witnessed was once, after the safety briefing they attendant said in a very serious tone: “If you are caught smoking in the aircraft, you will be asked to leave immediately”

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