The Denver Broncos were not Super Bowl Champions in 2014, but plenty of folks in Africa don’t really care about that fact, as they’ll be getting T-shirts that sport the Broncos as champions anyway.
The T-shirts, which are always printed for both teams in any major championship event, are just a painful reminder to Broncos’ fans of their humiliating 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII, but will be a welcome sight to needy families in Africa.
Rather than burn or trash the shirts celebrating the wrong winner, the league opts to charitably donate the unwanted garb.
A youth pastor from Kansas City posted pictures of the shipment of shirts that are now on the way to Africa on his Instagram account.
The NFL and licensed clothing manufacturers create championship merchandise for both teams so they can sell it immediately after the game is over.
In the past, the NFL used to destroy all merchandise celebrating the losing side, but has now partnered with a charity called World Vision, so that the clothing is sent to needy people all over the world.
The articles are impossible to find in the legitimate marketplace, and some collectors play big dollars to get their hands on a black market piece or two. Other than finding new and creative ways to torture the losing team, there can’t be any real use for them as wearable garments to fans.
Thankfully, the needy of the world are only fans of staying clothed and dry.