Where do ‘Come On England’ flowers rank amongst this World Cup tat?

The Rio Report

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It’s World Cup time, which means it’s also time for shops across the globe to start selling World Cup-themed tat to capitalise on ‘football fever’ for the next month.

Unfortunately, even women (as targeted in this case) who do not care for the sport at all and had painstakingly prepared a plan to stay ‘World Cup-free’ until July 13 could find themselves the victims of one of Morrisons’ painful concepts.

The supermarket chain have launched an awful bouquet of flowers themed around the England national football team. Suddenly, a grovelling apology from the other half for their latest screw-up just isn’t as gratifying as it used to be.

Alternatively, it’s a rather backhanded way for a guy to apologise in advance for spending the next month doing nothing but watching football marathons and angrily debating contentious decisions on social media.

But never fear, fan of ridiculously-naff event-themed merchandise, there are more ways for a couple to enjoy the World Cup together, as evidenced by our Stateside colleague Brooks Peck of Yahoo’s ‘Dirty Tackle’.

How about his and her’s fragrances? ‘Passion’ is the official 2014 World Cup cologne/perfume:

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No matter whose turn it is to cook dinner, be sure to fry with Colavita’s limited edition ‘World Cup’ olive oil:

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Ditch the wine glasses for the month and share a good bottle of Malbec from these World Cup trophy-shaped tumblers:

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Or, how about Pele-shaped hair diamonds?

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Finally, if you really want to go high-end, check out this World Cup t-shirt from Versace – yours for just £417... urgh.

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World Cup t-shirt (Versace)

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