World Cup Dutch ‘beer stunt’ charges dropped

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South African prosecutors have dropped charges against two Dutch women accused of a marketing stunt at the World Cup.

The pair were arrested last week at the match between Denmark and the Netherlands.

They were accused of “ambush marketing” by wearing orange mini-dresses associated with a Dutch brewery and breaking strict Fifa marketing rules.

The Dutch foreign minister strongly condemned the arrests.

“The charges have been dropped. Fifa indicated that they have no interest in proceeding with the matter,” said National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Mthunzi Mhaga.

“They reached an agreement with Bavaria Beer company,” he said.

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