Will Fabio be Naming You in his SquadFriday 11th June
|A UK pizza company is getting behind England’s attempt to lift the World Cup 2010 trophy by recruiting a local lucky mascot for each of its stores.|
Papa John’s Pizza is hoping that Fabio’s men can go all the way in South Africa and is ready to give the star treatment to someone who lives near every one of its stores in England, providing they share a name with a player in the Italian’s squad.
The Papa John’s VIP ‘players’ will receive a complimentary pizza delivery for each of England’s games as they progress in the tournament.
To be in with the chance of being named as one of Papa’s 22, all people
have to do is register via the Papa John’s Facebook page.
The company hit upon the novel idea as a way of showing its support for England, and is now hoping that a Wayne Rooney, Steve Gerrard, David James or anyone sharing another squad name, will step forward.
A Papa John’s spokesperson said: “The lucky winners who register via the Papa John’s Facebook page will get the Papa John’s VIP treatment for all the matches.
They will be entitled to £20 of pizza for each England World Cup game in South Africa so that they can kick back and watch the games – hopefully the deliveries will go on all the way to the final.
Our stores will be very busy with people getting food whilst watching the games and we thought this would be a nice way of marking the fact that we are right behind England.
Papa John’s has also thrown down the gauntlet to find the UK’s best name doppelganger – someone sharing the title Fabio Capello. The first person who comes forward for any of the Papa John’s stores in the country with the same name as the England manager will be given free pizza for a year.
Fabio Capello names his final squad on Tuesday, 1st June.