Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.
Sunday, 4 March 2012
Shake The Shirt
All of the youth teams at Josh's football club (Cosby United) took part in the pre-match affairs at the Leicester City v Coventry game yesterday, at the stadium that used to be named after a popular local crisp but is now named after a Thai travel retail company. The 'Shake The Shirt' is exactly what it sounds like - some local youth groups, clubs or teams etc get to drag out a huge replica shirt and shake it on the pitch just before the teams come out. Yesterday with so many kids involved from the club, we had all three replica shirts out (blue, white, yellow) and also the youngest kids formed a flag-waving guard of honour as the players ran out. All great stuff for the kids - certainly more entertaining than the actual game in which City won 2-0, but was more memorable for shocking refereeing, a ridiculous sending off, an appalling missed City penalty and a gloriously saved should-never-have-been Coventry penalty. Coventry were rubbish, but City were not exactly superb either. Cosby United were brilliant.
Waiting on the sidelines - Josh has got blue/black Umbro footy trainers