World Cup monkey business


Henry’s hand ball will have to take a distant backseat to this one.

All you World Cup fans heading to South Africa next summer, take note because we have a problem here and, yes, it does involve monkey business.

Following from the Los Angeles Times:

FIFA has more to worry about with the 2010 World Cup than just a hand-ball controversy.
South African officials now have concerns other than crime, transportation and hotel accommodations.

The latest involves marauding baboons. Cape Town officials told the Guardian the primates have learned how to open car doors and jump through windows.

The newspaper reported 29 baboons raided four cars Tuesday outside Simon’s Town, a small coastal neighborhood.

Wrote David Smith of The Guardian: “Experts warn that the hundreds of thousands of fans expected for the 2010 football extravaganza in South Africa will represent rich pickings.”