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World Cup fever in Steveston

Mike Cavers, dressed as a British bobby, and soccer fan Craig Todd ham it up at Steveston Barbers during the England-Italy World Cup tilt. - Amanda Oye
Mike Cavers, dressed as a British bobby, and soccer fan Craig Todd ham it up at Steveston Barbers during the England-Italy World Cup tilt.
— image credit: Amanda Oye

Their team may have lost, but those who came out to Steveston Barbers to gather around a couple of televisions and watch as England played Italy in the World Cup last Saturday afternoon were not disappointed by the festivities.

Ecstatic to host a party for the community to come together for England Day, part of World Cup Steveston, the barber shop went all out.

“It [was] a brilliant party,” said Iain Mackelworth of Steveston Barbers.

“It [was] very, very British,” he said.

There were British cars parked in front of the shop, British flags hanging up all around, British food, an actor dressed up as a British bobby and of course, British jerseys worn by many of the fans who came out to cheer their team on.

“It’s about passion … your heart has to be in it,” Mackelworth said.

People piled into the shop to watch the game, while a huge crowed spilled out onto the sidewalk and crowded together under tents to watch a television that had been set up outside for the occasion.

A lot of people came together to make the event a success.

“The effort the community has put in is a win,” Mackelworth said.

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