espn.com – If the name AFC Bedale rings a distant bell, it might be because you recall the non-league club’s seminal 2016 away kit.
After signing a sponsorship deal with a local sausage company, the Yorkshire amateurs found themselves furnished with a pink shirt that was covered entirely in bangers.
Two years on and the partnership is obviously still going strong, as Bedale’s new hot dog-themed kit for the 2018-19 season duly proves.
They have done it again …
— Bedale Cricket Club (@BedaleCC) 24 July 2018
As you can see, the shirt even comes with ‘the works’ — a swirl of ketchup and a dollop of mustard.
The meaty theme continues on the reverse too, with the numbers constructed from sausage-shaped silhouettes and the new Bedale club motto — “You’ll Never Pork Alone” — printed across the back of the neck.
Stroke of genius from @HeckSausages and @AfcBedale for the new numbers and the slogan on the back of the shirts this season. Front of the shirts is just as eye-catching – see them in this week’s Yorks edition pic.twitter.com/Cobj7wXX08
— D&S (@DandSTimes) July 25, 2018
While an undisputed instant classic of the novelty kit oeuvre, we fear it might not suitable for vegetarian fans.
This blog is now a AFC Bedale fan page and I’m DEFINITELY copping one of these kits if I can find it online, their whole organization is PSB (Pork Sweat Boys) approved.