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Forklift driver a World Cup fanatic

Thursday, 8 June 2006 ( #263 ) - LANCASHIRE, United Kingdom
A UK forklift driver has left his job and remortgaged his house after catching World Cup fever. Micky Burton and his friend Kev Flitcroft, a bedroom fitter, have driven across Europe to watch England's first soccer match in Frankfurt, Germany, on Saturday, Blackpool Gazette reported. Forklift driver Burton, 26, said he had been looking for a different job. "Not many people would go to these lengths but I might as well do it now while I can ... I was after another job anyway." Flitcroft, 24, said he had an understanding employer. "With my dad being my boss, I'm on a winner." The pair had not bought tickets but were counting on UK fans creating the atmosphere if they missed out.
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