Mambo No.5 is finally a shirt after Ebbsfleet bow to supporter demand
Ebbsfleet United found themselves going viral earlier in the week -- not for something they'd done but for something they hadn't.
Indeed, the National League side were the talk of social media after one fan noticed that the club had missed a trick when doling out a squad number to defender Yado Mambo.
Imagine signing a player called Mambo and not giving him the number 5 shirt. Poor form from Ebbsfleet United. pic.twitter.com/ZFjVGlXRIV— Joe (@RedAndWhite11) November 11, 2017
Unfortunately, the No.5 shirt already belongs to captain Dave Winfield, who apparently wasn't willing to surrender his number for comedic purposes.
However, several days on down the line, the non-league club eventually bowed to public demand, announcing that Mambo had been given the jersey in question -- sort of, anyway.
However, the club are only doing so on a one-off basis, announcing that they plan to auction off the unique Mambo No.5 jersey to raise money for charity.
The bidding has already begun at £350, with all proceeds being donated directly to Prostate Cancer UK.
Fan power in action!
Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.