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Cheapo England Mugs Feature Truly Spectacular World Cup Merchandise FAIL (Photo)

By Chris Wright


When it comes to cheap World Cup tat, England seem to do it better than most, with piles and piles of naff St. George-smattered merchandise being piled high and sold cheap for weeks before any major tournament.

The quality control is usually fairly low on most of these aforementioned products, but a World Cup souvenir company have well and truly taken the spoils when it comes to the most spectacular merchandising cock-up of Brazil 2014.

The company, who do not wish to be named, have had to flog their entire stock of World Cup mugs after it was noticed that Chris Smalling’s mug featured a minor but noticeable printing error…



After noticing the fatal flaw, the souvenir company have had to sell their entire 2,000-strong stock to a Dorset-based clearance wholesale company at pennies on the pound in a bid to get shot of them.

The fault was apparently that of an intern, who got it all kinds of wrong after being tasked with finding a royalty-free image of Smalling.

*Polite ripple of golf applause*

(Via Metro)

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By Chris on June 23rd, 2014 in FAIL, Funnies, Kits & fashion, Newsnow, World Cup. 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.

5 Responses to “Cheapo England Mugs Feature Truly Spectacular World Cup Merchandise FAIL (Photo)”

  1. Grant says:

    This can’t be true, can it?

  2. UEFA Respect says:

    So Mark Clattenburg’s got himself a new job, has he?

    Cue obligatory “bunch of mugs” joke.

  3. Matt says:

    Can’t wait for the day when someone walks up to Barack Obama and says “are you……are you Chris Smalling?”

  4. Tony Mac says:

    To be honest he’s probably a better centre-half than Smalling !!!

  5. Terry Shedingham says:

    Pennies, eh? They’ll kicking themselves now – has anyone tried typing ‘smalling mug’ into Ebay recently?

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