Catching up on my favourite blog reads after my holiday, I was amused by Liz's post "At the rugby again" in which she recounts the tale of not being allowed to take her plastic bottle of water into the game.
Well some previous colleague's of mine in an earlier like went to the England v France match in Paris and were not allowed to take drinks into the ground. One of them had a large plastic bottle of water and hid it under his sweater to sneak it in through the gates. However they were all subjected to a swift pat down search and the bottle was discovered. At this point my friend declared in a loud pidgen French voice that "It is only PLASTIQUE!" - BIG MISTAKE, 6 French Gendarmes immediately surrounded them with guns drawn to counter the threat of this high explosive!
Stan never ever forgot that French lesson and knows not to mix up plastic and plastique