Forklift driver a World Cup fanatic
Thursday, 8 June 2006
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.