Subbuteo is for losers, Panini sticker albums are for children and the less said the better about these the better.
Finally, there is a football toy for the discerning collector as a company called Blighty Creations is releasing Little Hooliganz, a line of hooligan based action figures featuring figures such as Slap Head Nick, Ard Man Aaron and firms like Arsenal Aardvark Avengers and Newcastle Nest Nigglers (note the “l” there).
Unfortunately sale of the figurines and any pictures of the actual product on their website have been suspended following the threat of legal action from those uptight buggers at the Premier League,
A spokesman said: â€œAnything that celebrates or trivialises hooliganism in any form is deplorable.
â€œThe Premier League and our clubs have worked tirelessly to eradicate violence from the game and with the cooperation and vigilance of true football fans we largely have.
â€œIf there is any infringement of our or the clubsâ€™ intellectual property then our lawyers will deal with the manufacturers of these figures accordingly.â€
Trust anyone associated with the Premiership to struggle to fail to see the lighter side of such a product. And as for patting themselves on the back for eradicating violence from the game? Yes, a job well done indeed.
[Via The Offside]