22 August, 2009

Burger King Sponsors Getafe CF, Awesome Shirts Ensue

Spanish soccer club Getafe has a new sponsor: Burger King! And as part of the sponsorship, their kit features the BK logo prominently on the front:

Now, it so happens that this sponsorship is creating something of a controversy in the world of FĂștbol - not so much because of the big BK logo on the front (though that is kind of over-the-top, I admit) but because of what's printed inside the shirts:

The King is printed upside down on the inside of the shirt so players can pull the hem of the shirt over their heads and celebrate goals in stylish royal splendor. The shirts come with an "instruction sheet" which I find pretty hilarious:

If you read any footie-related message boards, you'll find that this idea is being met with some disparagement by many fans. But personally, as a fan of the King, I think these Getafe shirts are pretty damned awesome. I might even be tempted to click over to Univision to watch a Getafe match now and again in hopes of seeing a goal scored and the player royally celebrating.

And if anyone knows where I can get one of those shirts, please email me.


1 comment:

J. Astro said...

I like how there's no goalie in the instructions part where it matter-of-factly tells you to shoot & score a goal. "Oh! It's THAT easy? Just wait 'til the goalie's GONE? Why didn't anyone think of that sooner? Soccer games'd probably have much higher scores if people just did it that way!"