Grimsby Town offer cheeky shirt amnesty to Man United, Liverpool and other 'big 6' fans

Supporters can swap their shirts for a Grimsby replica kit – and have their old strip donated to charity

Cheeky Grimsby Town have offered supporters of the ‘big 6’ an opportunity to swap their replica kit for one of the Mariners’ in protest at the European Super League proposal.

Manchester United and Liverpool fans are being given the chance to take part in a shirt amnesty which would see their old replica kit donated to a charity in Africa.

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In return, they’ll get a kit from League Two minnows Grimsby.

Sam Habergham of Grimsby Town shows off their home kit against Bolton Wanderers.

A club statement said: “In light of recent events surrounding the introduction of the European Super League, Grimsby Town Football Club will be running a shirt amnesty for those who hold shirts for the English clubs involved.

“If you hold a shirt from the following clubs that are no older than three seasons old, Grimsby Town Football Club are giving you the opportunity to surrender these and receive a 2020/21 replica Grimsby Town shirt of your choice: Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea.

“All shirts that are surrendered during the amnesty will be donated to local youth groups and humanitarian projects in Africa.

“You will be able to surrender your shirts in the Club Shop or Mariners Trust Bar between 10am and 4pm on weekdays and varying times over the weekend.

Blundell Park, home of Grimsby Town.

“Without fans, football and Grimsby Town Football Club are nothing. We would like to thank you for the fantastic support you have provided us this season and we cannot wait to welcome you back to Blundell Park as soon as possible.”

The controversial plans to create a breakaway European Super League have been met with widespread disdain by fans, players, pundits and leagues around Europe.

The six Premier League clubs have joined forces with Italian trip AC Milan, Juventus and Inter Milan, plus Spanish sides Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid in formaing a European Super League which will see 20 teams competing against each other throughout the season.

There will be another three founding clubs who wouldn’t be relegated, leaving space for five clubs to join depending on qualification.