Sunderland FC in Zhangzhou, really?!
I was cycling along as normal yesterday, but I took a different route home just to mix it up a bit. I came across a sign, which took me a little by surprise! I tried to photograph it, but it was dark and as the sign was lit up, I couldn’t take a photo on my iPod. So I went back this morning.
To those not in the know, this looks like the Sunderland Football Club crest (Sunderland AFC officially, but most people seem to just say Sunderland FC). I went to university in Newcastle, whose biggest footballing rivals are Sunderland FC. I won’t delve into this deeper, as most of my readers will know this, but seriously, I could be disowned by some of my friends for putting this up. Anyway, this is the crest in Zhangzhou – just imagine me on my bike last night, cycling happily along when boom, this looms up next to me and I’m like “WHHHAAAAAT???!!” And skid a little to stop and gawp at it:
And to those that don’t know what the original crest for Sunderland FC looks like, here you go:
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