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Non-League Kendal Town FC To Travel, Train And Warm-Up In Fake Beards Due To Daft Sponsorship Deal (Photos)

By Chris Wright

Northern Premier League side Kendal Town FC have signed a frankly ridiculous sponsorship deal that will see the players having wear fake beards at all times – training, travelling and warming-up.

Kendal have signed a deal with US firm Rosetta Trading, who produce the ‘Beard Beanie’ – a woolly hat with a knitted beard stitched onto it – which are apparently massive sellers in the USA according to Rosetta themselves. Hmmm.

Here’s Kendal captain Marc Joseph with the details:

“Obviously we can’t play in them but we can travel, train and warm-up wearing them. Then we go ‘clean shaven’ at kick-off. We have had all the cracks, ‘missed by a whisker’ and ‘close shaves’.

“We have had some funny looks but we love them. This was one of our most unusual photo-calls ever and certainly not something you see every day on the soccer pitch.”

Interested in snagging yourself a genuine Kendal Town Beanie Beard? Of course you are!

The good news is that they’re on sale THIS MORNING at the club’s coffee morning at Kendal Town Hall until midday and, while you can’t really put a price on this kind of elegance, a KTFC Beard Beanie could be yours for the entirely reasonable price of £20 (R.R.P £30).

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By Chris on August 4th, 2012 in Kits & fashion, Non-League. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

10 Responses to “Non-League Kendal Town FC To Travel, Train And Warm-Up In Fake Beards Due To Daft Sponsorship Deal (Photos)”

  1. Emily says:

    Yeah, I’ve never seen an American in one of those ever.

  2. Fat Nakago says:

    These are big sellers in the USA?? I mean really, WTF??!!

    I live in Wisconsin where it gets to -20F in the winter and I have friends who work outdoors during that sort of weather and I have never EVER seen anyone wearing one and I hope to hell I never do ((unless, ofcourse, they make a ROOSTER-HAT version of one…then I would give odds of a rook)).

    I hope Kendel Town spends that money WISELY. I think a round of drinks would be a wise spend.

  3. Streetfighta says:

    They need to sign up Peter Beardsley.

  4. TAYPOT says:

    I want one!!

  5. jake says:

    I hope that club received better money than they would from other potential sponsors…

  6. usrick says:

    @ Fat Nakago:

    Being from Wisconsin, I bet you’d wear one if it had a wedge of fake cheese on top.

  7. magic turtle says:

    they look like Sikhs

  8. Luke says:

    Reminds me of the story you had a while ago “AC Milan Take To The Pitch Wearing Massive Fake Beards”

  9. PLOPS says:

    I hope they have a women’s team. Nothing gets my balls groaning like a bearded woman. Ffs I need a wank just typing that.

  10. Fat Nakago says:


    You would lose that bet. =D

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