Aston Villa launches new “Royal Baby” merchandise line


That didn’t take long, did it?

It’s considered common knowledge by now that Prince William - the proud new father of a royal baby boy - is a fan of Birmingham-based soccer club Aston Villa. So maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise that the club is looking to cash in on the royal link by releasing a new line of “Royal Baby” merchandise in its stores.

That’s right, you can now purchase anything from baby socks and bibs to pacifiers, sippy cups and “baby on board” stickers adorned with the club’s logo. The highlight in the collection though is the customized baby jersey with “HRH” emblazoned on the back, standing for “His Royal Highness.”

The team was also quick to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge via Twitter, claiming the royal baby’s fanhood well before it can even utter his first words:

Whether or not the Royal Baby will grow up to root for his father’s club remains to be seen. In the meantime, we’re certain Villa is going to profit some either way. Let’s be real: what Villain fan wouldn’t want their baby to sport an “HRH” jersey?



Barnsley forced to wear Crystal Palace away kits!

Before Saturday’s Championship tilt between Crystal Palace and Barnsley, referee Kevin Stroud decided that the visitor’s black and blue striped away kits, as well as their red home kits, were both too similar to Crystal Palace’s red and blue striped home uniforms.

The solution? Barnsley was forced to borrow Palace’s away kits!


The game itself ended in a 0-0 draw, making Palace’s kit sponsors the only real winners!


Talk about reaching unexpected heights, check out this neat video as Brazilian giants Sao Paulo expand their brand by launching their kit to a weather balloon by sending it up as high as 30,000 feet into the air.