Members of an Australian lacrosse team quarantined in South Korea have made a video appeal for their freedom before they lose the chance to play in an international tournament.
The under-21 squad was quarantined last Saturday after a 19-year-old Victorian player was diagnosed with swine flu.
The sick teen was moved to a hospital about two hours away from Seoul. Fifteen of his teammates and 10 team staff remain quarantined in backpacker-style accommodation about 30 kilometres from the capital.
Eighteen-year-old Hayden Lee, from East Brighton, filmed the boredom of the players, who have not been able to go outside for five days, and posted the clip on YouTube.
To the sound of Queen's I Want To Break Free, one player beats his helmeted head against a wall, another jumps out a window, and another lies motionless as if literally dead bored.
Most appear wearing their uniforms while watching television or using computers on mattresses on the floor.
In an email to The Age, Hayden called on Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to intervene to get the team out in time to compete in the tournament.
"We still all have no symptoms and today we missed the first game of the tournament," he wrote early today.
Um, okay, while it must, dude, totally suck to be quarantined in a foreign country, I'm sure there are better ways to handle it. Here's the video, by the way: