Spanish football fan allowed to bring drum to Spain-Russia match

Moscow, June 29: Veteran football fan Manuel Caceres Artesero, better known as Manolo “el del Bombo”, which translates as Manolo The Bass Drummer, has been allowed to bring his bass drum, which he has been playing at Spain’s matches for four decades, to Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium for the FIFA World Cup Round-of-16 encounter between his country and Russia. The 69-year-old football fan had posted a call for help on his Twitter account, saying that Spain “needed its drum,” and had also asked Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as the Spanish King and the Prime Minister and “the whole of Spain” to help, reports Sputnik news agency. IANS