Now that his Swans are safe in the knowledge that they will be playing top flight football for another season, Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has encouraged the team’s fans to don a specific costume to commemorate the achievement.
According to Rodgers, English bookies gave the prospects of spotting Elvis Presley alive and well better odds than they did the possibility of the Welsh side surviving.
And so, Rodgers has encouraged the Swansea faithful to show up for this Sunday’s game against Liverpool dressed as “The King” (not Kenny… or LeBron).
And just yesterday in London, over 150 Hartlepool supporters dressed up as Smurfs for the League One outfit’s final match away to Charlton Athletic.
An homage to your club colors is fun, but I like Rodgers’ more topical approach. So, I have provided some more suggestions for EPL fans, after the jump.
Blackburn: A once great and wealthy champion, now reduced to a shell of its former self. At first I thought Rovers supporters might want to go with an homage to another fallen former heavyweight and sport some sweet face ink:
But considering the current state of the club, I think this might be a little more appropriate:
Liverpool or Chelsea: Integral players on each of these teams have already embarrassed themselves, others in the club, and even some of the fans who supported them. Sunday could be the time for one last ridiculous, totally inappropriate show of solidarity.
Manchester City: Preying on other clubs, poaching talent to use at their discretion, and generally spending their way to the top, City fans should just hope these masks are already being made.
Wigan: An easy choice for the great escape artists, though it may make applauding difficult.
Fulham: As far as I’m concerned, this is the very least Fulham fans can do for America after Clint Dempsey’s heroics.
Manchester United: Batman. The #2 most popular Halloween costume.
Arsenal: A team of principles. Inner and outer beauty. With faith in a higher, omnipotent, French power.
Character earns a lot of haters and many delight in their misfortune, but this team finds its way into the top 4 despite nobody wanting them around anymore.
I’ll tell you one area where this analogy fails completely. Arsenal know how to pass.
Tottenham: This one is a bit conceptual. Stay with me.
Like this memorable, timeless character, Tottenham blew their load early and everyone saw it and laughed.
After a rough first two games the Spuds went on a great run of form, only to go limp when it mattered most.
So how to dress like Jason Biggs’ seminal role? Smash a pie on your crotch, Tottenham fans. Pants. No pants. Doesn’t matter.
If I didn’t include your club it’s because I couldn’t think of one. I expect you to succeed where I have failed.