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Filed: Wednesday, 16th May 2012
By: Staff Writer


Blackpool FC's attempts to build a siege mentality ahead of this Saturday's play-off Final reached a hilarious conclusion this morning when defender Ian Evatt claimed that a mocked-up replica shirt was West Ham's official away kit for the 2012/13 season.

For the past few days, Blackpool fans and players have been attempting to paint West Ham United as "cocky" and "overconfident" ahead of this weekend's play-off Final - despite United choosing to adopt a low-key approach to the game.

And in what modern parlance would refer to an "epic fail", Evatt claimed this morning that a mocked-up replica kit initially posted on the KUMB.com forum by a site member (see above) was West Ham United's's official output - whilst insisting that it was a viable example of the club's perceived arrogance.

"A guy has just told me that their new kit's come out with Premier League badges on," said Evatt, "which I think is jumping the gun a bit. It's disrespectful towards our group of players.

"If you listen to them, they're already up aren't they?" he raged on. "It's going to be a 90-minute game and it's going to be difficult for them as it is for us. If I was them I wouldn't be counting my chickens just yet."

The website that lifted the image from KUMB - a Blackpool forum entitled 'Back Henry Street' - posted the mock-up on their forum yesterday.


DUMB AND DUMBER: Ian Evatt and the website in question


A BHS member called 'MR-DD' - who is understood to be a 33-year-old site administrator - posted the image, in a thread entitled 'West Ham away kit (next season)' alongside the message, "Why does it have Premier League badges on?"

That post was followed by a string of replies condeming West Ham as - amongst other things - "arrogant Cockneys", exhibiting "a major show of disprespect" and the club's fans as "deluded".

Even though the error was pointed out by several highly-amused visiting West Ham supporters Back Henry Street continues to host the thread, which now stretches to nine pages - making it the fifth-largest* thread on the obscure website.

And the picture was only posted on the forum after another image featuring Premier League badges and being worn by Thomas Hitzlsperger - West Ham's official away kit from TWO YEARS ago - had been replaced by the same user, MR-DD.

Evatt's comments have also been published on websites such as the Sporting Life, SkySports and the Evening Standard already this morning.

KUMB.com member sutts07 - who has been posting replica kit mock-ups on our website for several years - is responsible for the artwork; you may see the design in question plus many more here.

When we informed sutts07 that his work was the subject of Evatt's ire, he told KUMB: "I guess I have to thank Ian Evatt for the subliminal acknowledgement of my artwork. I am also available on a reasonable consultancy rate for any future kit design requirements West Ham have!"

The Back Henry Street forum thread may be found here.

* Excluding polls.



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Your Comments


by Romford Steve
10:34AM 16th May 2012
''Whatever happens now Sutts, you'll be a legend on the terraces (oops me slipping back to the good old days) and in the Dukes! COYI!''

by Doc H Ball
09:30AM 16th May 2012
''Deluded? Oh no, not again. All that psychoanalysis for nothing...''

by g portugal
09:04AM 16th May 2012
''STFU, Blackpool. Do your talking on the pitch.''

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