World Cup fever may not yet be epidemic in the United States, but in Colombia, the outbreak can no longer be contained. It’s making people do silly things, allegedly. The Colombian newspaper El Espectador reports a teacher near the city of Bucaramanga has been accused of confiscating a 13-year-old student’s collectors’ stickers, manufactured by the Kobe Bryant-endorsed company Panini, but then ended up keeping them. The student said he saw his teacher sticking them into a collection book in the teacher’s lounge.
The teacher, meanwhile, denies the allegations. El Espectador reports the teacher justified the confiscations by claiming the student’s stickers were distracting kids from their school work.
Colombian police are currently investigating.