Today is Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom, when Commonwealth member states stop to remember the lives lost during the first World War. It follows a tradition first established by King George V in 1919, making this the 101st Remembrance Day. For Americans and others who have always wondered why Premier League clubs sometimes have a poppy on the front of their kits but were afraid to ask, this is why.
Tottenham Hotspur is participating in an online auction of match-worn or match-issued and player signed shirts administered by MatchWornShirt.co.uk, with proceeds to benefit the Royal British Legion, a charity charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants. Here is a proof of partnership between MatchWornShirts and the Royal British Legion, and you can learn more about the RBL on their Who We Are page.
The auction includes home shirts from Tottenham’s match against Brighton & Hove Albion, as well as the yellow third kits from this past weekend’s win over West Brom. Or if you want something different, you can also bid on match-worn and issued shirts from Tottenham Women’s draw against Reading this past Sunday. And yes, for those of you who are wondering, that does include Alex Morgan’s Tottenham debut shirt, which at the time of this article posting is commanding a... well, substantial price.
It’s worth noting that there are shirts available for bids from many, many other clubs in the Premier League and EFL leagues. These are rare jerseys that would instantly make you the talk of your Tottenham Hotspur supporters club and would very obviously be suitable for framing. And of course, the proceeds are for a good cause.
Head on over and make your bid, should you wish.
Editor’s note: this article is posted as a public service. Neither Cartilage Free Captain, SB Nation, nor Vox Media are receiving any proceeds from this auction or from MatchWornShirt.co.uk.