Footballers join the Gun-Free World Cup campaign

Football stars have teamed up with IANSA in the campaign for a Gun-Free World Cup. The campaign highlights the fact that guns will be banned from South African football stadiums for the duration of the tournament. Wearing a t-shirt with the slogan 'Don't Shoot: Gun-Free World Cup', Argentinian striker Carlos Tevez said: "When I was growing up in Fuerte Apache, Buenos Aires, I often heard gunshots at night, and I had to choose between following my dream and giving my all to football, or falling into a life of crime. Hopefully, the World Cup will inspire kids in South Africa in the same way. Guns have no place in sport, or in society. And if it's possible to have a Gun-Free World Cup, why stop there?" Also supporting the campaign are Steven Pienaar (Everton and South Africa), Roque Santa Cruz (Manchester City and Paraguay), Gareth Barry (Manchester City and England) and Sol Bamba (Hibernian and Ivory Coast).