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Just the ticket

Money Marketing has great sympathy for Lansons PR and uber Arsenal fan Joe Laing.

Having got tickets at the last minute for the Champions League Final last week, the Lansoneer rushed to get the Eurostar in time to get to Paris for the match.

After paying an obscene amount of money for his ticket, he managed to miss the train by two minutes, leaving him severely out of pocket and humour.

After the defeat of his team, perhaps it was just as well that he was not stuckwith nowehere to stay with all those celebrating Barcelona fans in Paris.

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