Statues wrapped for protection from Euro 2012 fans

Statues wrapped for protection from Euro 2012 fans

Published Jun. 14, 2012 11:42 a.m. ET

Authorities in Poznan have wrapped up the city's fountain statues to protect them from merrymaking football fans at Euro 2012 who have been climbing up to take photographs.

City authority spokesman Michal Prymas said Thursday that plastic nets have been wrapped around statues in the four fountains in the Old Market because fans had been clambering up them to take pictures.

Prymas says ''we care for the statues'' and also ''for the fans who risked falling down.''

The oldest, a 17th century statue, shows a scene from Greek mythology of Proserpina being abducted by Pluto. The other three - of Mars, Apollo and Neptune - are contemporary.


Poznan was hosting Thursday's Group C game between Italy and Croatia at the European Championship.