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Huddersfield Town charged with misconduct following fake kit stunt

Huddersfield Town kit - cropped
The hoax kit worn by Huddersfield Town
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Modified 09 Aug 2019, 16:42 IST
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The Football Association (FA) has charged Huddersfield Town with misconduct after the club wore a fake kit as part of a marketing stunt in pre-season.

Huddersfield created a social media storm when they released the design for a new home shirt sporting a giant sash emblazoned with the name of betting agency Paddy Power.

The Championship club confirmed the controversial strip to be a hoax after donning it in a pre-season match against Rochdale.

An FA statement read: "Huddersfield Town FC has been charged with misconduct in relation to The FA's Kit and Advertising Regulations.

"It is alleged that playing kit worn by its first team during a pre-season friendly against Rochdale AFC on 17 July 2019 was in breach of FA Regulation C.2(i).

"The club has until 16 August 2019 to provide a response."

The Paddy Power logo on the shirt worn against Rochdale appeared to exceed the maximum coverage permitted by the FA.

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Huddersfield later released their real home kit, which does not feature a sponsor's logo.

Jan Siewert's side were relegated from the Premier League last season and lost their Championship opener at home Derby County on Monday.

Published 09 Aug 2019, 16:42 IST
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