Pic: Columbian club’s kit-man forgets kits; buys replicas and draws crude numbers on them instead
Richard Dunne in Moscow, eat your heart out…
‘You had one job kitman’ is probably what was being bellowed in the direction of the man in charge of the gear for Columbian side Independiente Santa Fe ahead of away game at Boyacá Chicó last weekend, when it became apparent that he had forgotten the team’s jerseys.
Forced into alternative action at the last minute, the club had to purchase a collection of their own replica jerseys from a shop nearby the stadium and the kitman had to draw the numbers in hilariously crude fashion on the back in order to make the various individual players identifiable during the game.
Irish fans, of course, have been here before when Richard Dunne had to play with a number 5 drawn in marker on his shirt for a period during his heroic display against Russia in Moscow, but we can only imagine the hysterical reaction of the fans of both sides when they caught a glimpse of the entire Santa Fe side in their makeshift kits.
At the end of it all, Santa Fe ended up winning 2-0 so perhaps they might keep wearing the new kits as a good luck charm at least until their next defeat, although we very much doubt that they will.
Hat-tip: 101 Great Goals