British high street chain Poundland have “offered” to become Newcastle United’s new kit sponsor for next season.
It comes after Huddersfield own unveiled a Paddy Power sash on their shirt earlier this week in a stunt that left fans infuriated.
It was eventually revealed as a hoax, with the ‘Save our Shirt’ campaign aiming for a move towards unbranded football kits across England.
Poundland’s managing director Barry Williams got involved in the action with an offer of his own.
“Here’s a deal for you (Newcastle). How about we talk about us sponsoring next season’s Newcastle kit to go one better…”
Newcastle fans would have been forgiven for thinking he was being honest, given the shambolic goings-on at St James Park over the summer which have seen Rafa Benitez and star man Ayoze Perez leave.
Williams hilariously added: “You share our love of not spending more than you have to, and you know the value of a pound. When it comes to shelling out for players, you’re not really in Man City’s league.”
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has established a reputation in Tyneside for keeping his money firmly in his wallet.
When he has invested, it has often been for a brand new chain of shops rather than a brand new player.
Poundland even went to the effort of creating a sash style kit of their own for Steve Bruce’s side.
We think that really would be the final straw for the suffering Toon Army faithful!