‘No Sponsor, No Kit!’ – Sunday League Playford FC Vow To Play In Underwear Until Sponsor Is Found (Video)

Chris Wright

6th, August 2012


By Chris Wright

Hot on the heels of Kendal Town’s naff ‘fake beards‘ sponsorship comes this from Suffolk-based Sunday league side Playford FC, who have found themselves in the unenviable position of being without a sponsor going into the 2012/13 season.

In a bid to force the issue, Playford decided to besmirch the eyes of the world by filming themselves playing in their underwear – a feat they intend to repeat until a new sponsor comes forward and puts us all out of our misery.

Club captain Richard Jones (the man who came up with the idea) told the BBC: “We wanted to do something that would make us stand out to potential sponsors. We’re hoping the video might help. It was good fun to make, although slightly odd.”

No arguments there…

It would appear that Playford’s war of semi-nude attrition is doing the trick, with over 7,000 views of their Youtube viral clocked and a light smattering of coverage in several of their local newspapers – though, as yet, we are sad to announce that they remain sponsorless and in their shreddies.

Video: Playford

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  1. usrick says:

    NOT a good thing to inflict on the eyes at the start of a week. I hope they find sponsorship before even more desperate measures become necessary.

  2. Look At It This Way says:

    There are two issues here. One is they are using the wrong tactic. They shouldn’t be saying they’ll have to continue like this until they get a sponsor BUT “give us the money or we will keep on doing it.” Nothing like a threat.

    On the other hand maybe they’ve have struck gold. Maybe with the right underwear and indeed bodies their approach could be so successful wearing underwear to play in might really catch on. Move over Adidas and Nike here comes Calvin Klein. I believe Italian soccer players do it all the time.

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