A North East England based non league club have chosen to swap their famous sausage kit for a new carrot kit and grater design as they turn vegan.
Bedale AFC have been sponsored by Heck Food for the last few years, donning shirts and shorts based on bangers to hot dogs with ketchup and mustard and a BBQ.
But this season they have gone viral once again, this time their kit features a giant carrot, complete with cheese grater goalkeeper shirt to showcase the new range of “Veg with Edge” bangers made by Heck, and in the process, hope to raise cash for Prostate Cancer UK.
— BEDALE AFC (@AfcBedale) September 10, 2020
The North Yorkshire team’s original sausage-themed kit was launched back in 2017, and got media attention across the globe, even being voted one of the ‘wurst’ ever.
After being inundated with requests from people wanting to buy the shirts, more were produced, with £5 from ever sale donated to the charity, something that continued for years going forward.
The design for 2018 featured a hot dog, whilst in 2019 it was bangers and mash kit that made headlines when it fell foul of FA rules.
Club chairman Martyn Coombs said: “I’m sure they can’t complain this year about a carrot kit or cheese grater goalie kit. Anyway, the sausage and mash kit raised a total of over £1,000 for Prostate Cancer.”
Heck co-founder, Andrew Keeble said: “We’ve been delighted to enjoy this partnership with Bedale AFC and to have some fun along the way. What started as an innocuous sausage kit a few years ago has snowballed into this massive, almost unstoppable force that shows no sign of letting up. Every time we think that’s it, we get another idea for a new kit and away we go again.
“However, there is a very serious side to all of this because Heck and Bedale AFC continue to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer, which kills 11,000 men a year, one every 45 minutes. It is vital that all men as they approach 50 have regular checks because there is a much higher success rate if the disease is caught early.”
To find out how to order any of the Bedale AFC Heck football kits, search for Bedale AFC and follow the links or go to historicfootballshirts.co.uk
Fans reacted after seeing the non league club swap their sausage kit for a carrot and grater kit…
I don’t think many would appreciate it… ??
— ⚽️? Mystery Football Shirts (@SurpriseShirts) September 10, 2020
So @shirtlane when you buying one? ?
— Turf Creative + Clothing (@turfcreative) September 10, 2020
— Don Gibson (@Lector) September 10, 2020
The ginger kid trying to look all tough whilst dressed as a giant carrot is an image I’ll not quickly stop laughing at. ??
— Working_Class_Klingon (@ClassKlingon) September 10, 2020
Closer look at the new and incredible @AfcBedale @HeckFood Grater Goalkeepers Kit for the 2020/21 season! #getreadyforaroasting #carrots? #grater #afcbedale #heck #historicfootballshirts pic.twitter.com/U675TQ5xO0
— Football Shirts HFS (@historicshirts) September 10, 2020
Just superb once again ? something different, love the fact that the back of the grater goalkeeper kit is made to look like that it has bits of carrot. Will go viral as always and hopefully raise much needed funds to Prostate Cancer UK. Fair play @AfcBedale, you’ve done it again
— Jason Lee ?? (@ForeverAYellow) September 10, 2020
??? will be added to my collection
— Ignacio Gómez (@ignagomez9) September 10, 2020
@Groundhopsterr: Wat de fuck
@MartiRVCF: Still better kits than Man Utd’s zebra third kit
@Jarda_NEC: This is no longer normal dude.
@HanBalk: After the sausage shirts, now the veggie shirts and a cheese slicer for the goalkeeper.
@parkrunpete: Full credit to my local football club @AfcBedale going out of their way to ensure that there will no kit clashes with their opponents this season.
Will Baker: That’s just genius, superb thinking from those at Bedale
Paul Whiteman: Naaah haha as if they have bits of carrot at the back of the GK strip
Lewis Alderson: what on earth have I just seen
Oli Hart: I have to buy this to add to the other wacky and wild Bedale shirts I own