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Burnley unveil centenary shirt
Updated 12:26pm Thursday 24th April 2014 in Sport
BURNLEY have released images of a special centenary shirt to be worn during Saturday’s home game against Ipswich Town.
Danny Ings models the shirt that will be donned at the weekend to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the club’s triumph in the 1914 FA Cup final.
The Clarets won the world’s most prestigious cup competition after defeating Liverpool 1-0 at the Crystal Palace Grounds, courtesy of Bert Freeman’s goal.
The match was the first occasion that a reigning monarch, King George V, had attended an FA Cup final.
To celebrate that triumph, and in conjunction with the 1914 exhibition currently on display at Towneley Hall, the specially commissioned claret and blue shirt will feature the Royal Coat of Arms instead of the usual club crest. Permission was sought from Buckingham Palace for the club to use this special crest.
The names of manager John Haworth and the squad from that 1914 triumph are also commemorated on the shirt in a special panel embroidered in the bottom left hand corner of the shirt.
The shirts will not go on general sale to the public, because of the use of the Royal Crest, but the club will be hosting an auction for each shirt on their official website next week.
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