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Libertines renew sponsorship of Margate FC, announce “historic” football kit

By | Published on Wednesday 10 April 2019

The Libertines

The Libertines are sponsoring Margate Football Club for a second season. Which is nice for Margate FC. And probably even The Libertines. And also Libertines fans, who get to buy another football kit for a team they didn’t know existed until a year ago.

The new football outfit on sale has been dubbed ‘The History Kit’, because the first 1000 people to buy it before 31 Jul will get their name printed on it. Which apparently makes Margate FC “history”. I’m not sure how.

“I’m really excited to see the reaction of fans to the Libertines History Kit”, says Margate FC General Manager Deny Wilson. “To have your name on a shirt that will be worn by the band and in games by the team is really unique”.

Still not sure how it makes history, but whatever. The band add: “We are really tickled to be sponsoring Margate FC for another season. There are a lot of exciting things going on in Margate at the moment… the Turner Prize, the Gate on a winning streak and not to mention our own Albion Rooms opening later this year”.

Oh yeah, the Libertines’ Albion Rooms hotel. I believe that was supposed to open last year. It didn’t though. But it’ll be historic when it does “later this year”, I’m sure.

The team will actually only wear the new kit when competing in cup competitions. The previously available home and away kits will still be worn for league games in the 2019/20 season. So if you bought one of those previously, don’t throw it in the bin just yet whatever you do.