Fans of the beautiful game can continue supporting their favourite team beyond the grave, thanks to the Midlands Co-op. It has formed a partnership with Birmingham City Football Club to promote exclusive funeral packages for supporters. Fans can pick one of three deals for their loved ones. The St Andrew's gold package, for example, includes a coffin decorated with the Birmingham City crest with interior lining in club colours, a memorial brick to be placed at the stadium, an acknowledgement on the internet, and a wreath in the club colours. Meanwhile, Milton Keynes based manufacturer Molins has invented a talking cigarette packet to help delay the invevitable. Whenever smokers flick open the pack, it delivers the funeral march or a stern warning about the damage to their health. {{COUNTERPOINT }}

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