Now the other shoe drops. Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that he may allow beer sales at World Cup venues during the 2018 competition, according to AP (here's the link to the story on the ESPN site):
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says he'll reconsider the ban on beer at sports stadiums ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
Putin was questioned about the ban Thursday when he and FIFA president Sepp Blatter met with fans in St. Petersburg as part of commemorations of the 100th birthday of the Russian soccer federation.
As president, Putin signed a 2005 law banning beer and beer advertisements at sports venues.