Football

Ritchie.

Why Matt Ritchie has pictures of sausage rolls on his shin pads

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

There’s no doubting what the result of the weekend was in the Premier League - Newcastle United 1-0 Manchester United.

Nobody expected Rafa Benitez’s win to pull off a victory, especially considering they hadn’t won at St. James’ Park since October.

While the result was a massive surprise, so too was the goalscorer.

Matt Ritchie had taken 43 shots since his last Premier League goal but couldn’t pass up the opportunity when he was left all alone inside the penalty area.

And Ritchie might have his lucky shin pads to thank for being the match-winner.

If you haven’t seen the midfielder’s shin pads before, you’re in for a treat. That’s because they feature pictures of sausage rolls. No, seriously.

Sky Sports’ Keith Downie explained that Ritchie was considering ditching his shin pads because he kept hitting the woodwork before his strike against the Red Devils.

Many people may already be aware of Ritchie’s shin pads. Before Newcastle’s match against Chelsea in December, Sky Sports were inside the dressing room and Ritchie’s shin pads were spotted by eagle-eyed watchers.

So, why does he wear them in the first place?

Well, according to Dream Team FC, they’re for good luck.

They write: “It’s been revealed that Ritchie was wearing shin pads with brilliant sausage roll designs which he believed were lucky.”

For those of you that don’t know, ‘sausage roll’ is cockney rhyming slang for ‘goal’ which is why Ritchie wanted pictures of the pastry-based snack on his shin pads.

While that theory hasn’t worked all season, patience finally paid off with his winner against Mourinho’s side.

FBL-ENG-PR-NEWCASTLE-MAN UTD

There’s no way he’s throwing those sausage roll shin pads out now.

And why should he? We’d much rather see food-themed shin pads in future, rather than your boring Nike or Adidas ones.

Let’s hope Ritchie has just started a new trend.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms

Topics:
Premier League
Matt Ritchie
Newcastle United
Manchester United
Football

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again