Spain’s FC Lugo soccer team ups the weird jersey ante by unveiling new beer and octopus-themed kits


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Get it while it’s ice-cold?

That’s what the second-division Spanish soccer club FC Lugo  is hoping its fans will do when it comes to scooping up its brand-new kits unveiled this weekend. The new threads just so happen to feature a giant pint glass of beer on the chest.

Yes, say hello to your new favorite novelty shirt. (Or maybe second favorite after the El Paso Chihuahua’s recently revealed chihuahua-themed jerseys. Or third. Let’s not forget the Kane County Cougars minor league baseball team’s nod to “Star Wars” in their jerseys.)

Besides the flattering color-blocking of the beer jerseys, which actually make sense considering the club is sponsored by the Estrella Galicia brewery, FC Lugo also unveiled a more quizzical design featuring an super-sized octopus tentacle. Um, what?

There’s actually an explanation for that. ESPC FC writes:

“CD Lugo’s 2014-15 kits are designed to promote local Galician cuisine, much in the same way that third tier side La Hoya Loca made their away kit look like a huge floret of broccoli last season in order to promote their region’s principle agricultural export.”

Hungry yet? The mouth-watering tops can be all your for the low, low price of 39 Euros (roughly $52).

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.
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