Santa Fe played the first half in their training kits (Image: Independientesantafe.co)
Colombian team Independiente Santa Fe were forced to buy and play in counterfeit versions of their club kit after forgetting to pack their away jerseys.
After hosts Boyaca Chico refused to change their kits to resolve a color clash, the Bogota side Santa Fe were forced to improvise. They chose to play the first half in grey training tops with squad numbers taped to the back of the jerseys (yes, kind of like your travel league team in middle school), but a better solution was needed for the second half. Several players had sweated the taped numbers off.
That’s when a staff member came to the rescue with a full set of $6.50 counterfeit shirts bought at a nearby street vendor. Names and numbers were scribbled on the backs of the kits with a red marker, and Santa Fe were good to go. Just look at the craftsmanship:
Image courtesy of Goal.com
The best part? Santa Fe ended up winning the match 2-0, punishing Boyaca for their unwillingness to help out. Now that’s karma.