Burnley rename stand, football loses even more of its soul
Yesterday was a day for strange stand name changes. After we brought you news of Sheffield United naming a stand in honour of Jessica Ennis, that turned out to be the second weirdest one of the day.
Because Championship side Burnley have signed a sponsorship deal with Totally Wicked, the makers of a range of electronic cigarettes. Nothing strange there.
However, the deal means that the club have renamed their Bob Lord stand the ‘Totally Wicked Bob Lord Stand’. And that stinks.
Bob Lord was Burnley Chairman between 1955 and 1981, and was known for his dislike of the media and footballing authorities, so the irony of describing him as ‘totally wicked’ is pretty evident.
Still, anything for a quick buck, eh?
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