By Chris Wright
This is the shirt that Welsh side Newport County wore for their FAW Premier Cup matches in 2004/05…
For the uninitiated, GLC were a Welsh hip hop collective from Newport, featuring rappers by the name of Maggot, MC Meat Fantasy, 2Hats (he wore two hats), Grayham the Bear and Mike Balls and who had a succession of hits in the mid-2000s; timeless shanties like ‘Guns Don’t Kill People, Rappers Do’, ‘You Know I Loves You’ and the peerless ‘Your Mother’s Got A Penis’.
They were, in base terms, utterly shit.
The Welsh FA actually booked GLC to play before the World Cup qualifying match against England at the Millennium Stadium in 2005, dedicating ‘Your Missus Is A Nutter’ to David Beckham with Victoria sat in the stands…
As was to be expected, the performance went down like a fart in a spacesuit and the Welsh football authorities had to apologise to the Beckham family as well as “express their outrage at the band’s perceived lack of respect”, prompted by the entire British populace emitting a unified ‘GLC? WTF?’ and immediately questioning why they had been hired in the first place.
Many thanks to Pies fan Patrick who pepped our memories of this heinous collision of football and ‘music’ in the comments section under last week’s ‘Wet Wet Wet’ Shit Kit entry.