Earth shattering news for the footballs biggest tournament was announced today as the South African Government told awaiting reporters that they didn't want the World Cup in their country anymore and would all participating teams please leave the country as soon as possible.
President Jacob Zuma gave the shocking news to a gathered collection of press at a hastily arranged press conference in Johannesberg this afternoon ' we realise we have made a huge mistake in wanting this tournament and although we appreciate it is some what late in the day to call it all off, we thought the best thing is to do it now rather than half way through'.
Before anyone could fire any embarrasing questions back, the South African Premier, Mr Zuma was legging it out of the conference as fast as a startled antelope being pursued by a hungry lion repeating the word sorry several times before disappearing out of the back.
The consequences of this decision are too many to contemplate such as finding an alternative venue at short notice, impact on countries finances and the whole future of the worlds biggest tournament. All of that aside though the main one is on what many people in England will do now with all their george cross memorabilia that they've bought for the next month and to whether they leave it up or down to celebrate their englishness without the need of a football tournament to do it.
Doctors fear that due to the small brain capacity that most of these people possess it could tip them over the edge into a abyss of confusion that may result in a fatal haemorrhage.
Dr Henry Jones Johnson Head of Neurology at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff summed up the danger ' these people are in serious danger of having their tiny brains implode just on having to make a decision that could exert their intellectualy challenged minds to the point of doing serious harm. We don't call these people numbskulls for nothing'.
Other reaction from the key players in the tournament included England Coach Fabio Capello but when asked for his opinion on having the rug pulled from under his teams hopes and dreams he would only comment ' I notta a tella you anything until you getta that fuckin camera out of here'.
F.I.F.A President Sepp Blatter was so incensed he head butted the wall in frustration but not with South Africa but the fact he couldn't blame it on England as he usually does when anything goes wrong with the game.