With Thanksgiving done for another year and Black Friday sales in full swing to herald the start of the Christmas shopping season, football clubs around the world are preparing to sell you any old junk for the occasion.
From wine and cologne to buckets and grass seeds, it seems there is almost nothing that your club won’t plaster with their badge and sell at an inflated price.
But when it gets harder every year to know what to buy your nearest and dearest — let alone members of your extended family, or that colleague whose small talk you avoid like the plague but who you’ve drawn in the office secret Santa – then official football club merch can be your last refuge.
Here we present a catalogue of the oddest and tackiest items gracing the virtual shelves in the official online stores of your favourite team — and they’re all real.
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