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5 Football Teams Sponsored by Bands

While banks, breweries, insurance giants and dubious money lenders are typical sponsors of most football teams these days, there are still the odd ball sponsors that pop up from time to time.

Hull City for instance, raised some eyebrows last week when they adopted the theme park Flamingo Land as their sponsor for the upcoming season. I thought that Hull's wacky chairman was pushing the whole "Tiger" thing, so I'm surprised he signed off on a pink bird sponsored park but what do I know?

Besides theme parks there have also been some musicians that have thrown their financial muscle behind their favourite clubs and here are five of the best:

Brighton and Hove Albion - Fat Boy Slim

Local Brighton legend Fat Boy Slim, arguably the most famous DJ on the planet, sponsored his local side under his Skint Records label for several season in the early 2000's.

Greenbank Under-10s ‘B’ Team - Motorhead

When the manager of Lincolnshire side Greenbank needed a sponsor he reached out to an old acquaintance, none other than heavy metal legend Lemmy of Motorhead.

Newport County - Goldie Lookin' Chain

The Welsh hip hop group Goldie Lookin' Chain didn't just sponsor their local side, but even influenced the look of the kit with a hilarious looking chain imprinted around the neck and holding up the club badge.

Cardiff City - Super Furry Animals

Another Welsh club, Cardiff City, had the shirts worn in their Welsh Cup run in 1999 sponsored by Super Furry Animals, who had also featured Cardiff legend Robin Friday on the cover of their 1996 single "The Man Don't Give a Fuck."

Fortuna Dusseldorf - Die Toten Hosen

German punk band Die Toten Hosen sponsored their beloved local club for two seasons in the early 2000's and the result was probably one of the best kits out of Germany in the past two decades in my humble opinion.

FC Carl Zeiss Jena - Heaven Shall Burn

Speaking of badass German kits, heavy metal band Heaven Shall Burn sponsored their local side FC Carl Zeiss Jena for one match only to conclude the 2014/2015 season and produced a kit that will be sure to fetch a pretty penny on eBay.


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