Nine prisoners being held in an Argentina jail have undertaken a hunger strike to call attention to a broken cable TV system, just days before their team begins play in the World Cup.
The prisoners are being held in the Puerto Madryn jail in southern Argentina, and they wrote a letter to a local judge to call attention to the problem. They have also threatened to stop eating until the system is repaired. The court posted the letter on its website and on social media channels.
“We have taken a decision not to receive our lunch and supper until this inconvenience is solved,” read the letter signed by the nine inmates, according to a report by ESPN.
Argentina last won the World Cup in 1986, the tournament in which Diego Maradona scored the famous “Hand of God” goal against England.
This year, Lionel Messi will lead the team in group D, where they face Iceland in the first match on Saturday.
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