Fans woke up on Friday morning with a new shirt and letter from Troy Deeney
It costs a lot to go to football, especially if you follow your club around the country, which is why Watford decided to reward those who went to all 19 of their Premier League away games last season with the new away shirt. For free.
Tweeting on Friday morning, the club wrote: “Be sure to check the post today if you were at #All19 #watfordfc away games in 2017/18.”
Accompanying the new green kit was a letter from Troy Deeney, the captain, which read:
“I know some of you getting this might not be the type to wear replica shirts, but find a good home for it among family and friends and remind them that you receiving it is attached to a lot of pride in our club.
“Supporting the biggest clubs in the country is easy. You don’t have to be there all the time – you can watch them on the telly and say you’re fan. It’s different with us and that’s why we wanted you to know it matters.”
It was a move widely praised on social media, especially considering news that the average price of a replica Premier League kit has soared to more than £100 for the first time after Manchester United revealed their latest new season look.
United’s new strip tops the price charts at £116.85 based on a basic adult short-sleeved shirt, shorts and socks – while their fully printed “authentic” kit – the same one worn by players on matchdays – comes in at £192.85