3.5 Kilometre German Flag Unfurled by Bangladeshi Fan Before World Cup

News from Dhaka:  Germany has honoured a Bangladesh farmer and diehard fan for making a 3.5-kilometre-long (2.2 mile) flag of the country in support of Philipp Lahm’s World Cup team, officials said Sunday.

The massive flag was on display Saturday at a stadium in the western town of Magura, which the German charge d’affaires, Ferdinand von Weyhe, visited to pay tribute to the farmer.

“The 3.5-kilometre-long German flag circled the stadium four times and hundreds of people have turned up to see this amazing sight,” said Ishrat Hossain, a German embassy spokeswoman.

In this photograph taken on July 12, 2014 and released by the German Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladeshi residents stand alongside a large German flag displayed at a stadium in Magura.
In this photograph taken on July 12, 2014 and released by the German Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladeshi residents stand alongside a large German flag displayed at a stadium in Magura.

She said Von Weyhe handed the farmer, 65-year-old Amjad Hossain, a life membership of the official fan club of the German national team, a football, a team jersey and a certificate of appreciation.

 

Information source:

http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/bangladesh-fan-unfurls-3-5-kilometre-german-flag-before-world-cup-557866

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