Spanish Ministry of Defence bans sports websites

24th April 2008, Comments 0 comments

New minister has prohibited all military personnel from reading sports website.

24 April 2008

MADRID - The Spanish Ministry of Defence has prohibited all military personnel from reading sports websites.

This is the story reported on Thursday by sports daily Marca.

According to Marca, the Ministry has cut off access to all sporting websites, claiming that the military computer network is "being saturated" by officers, soldiers and sailors reading the sports news.

Apparently the problem is particularly acute amongst Spanish military personnel based in Afghanistan and other overseas locations.

The prohibition is being blamed on Carme Chacon, the new socialist Minister of Defence.

Chacon, 37, is Spain's first ever female Minister of Defence, and recently raised eyebrows by making a surprise visit to the Spanish troops based in Afghanistan - despite being seven months pregnant.

[dpa / Expatica]

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