The jersey swap has bled into America sports culture the last few years. The origins of the jersey swap date back to one of history’s greatest rivalries; England vs. France.
Now, nearly 90 years later we have players with French and British names in a different football exchanging their kits.
Upon further research for this blog I learned players get fined $500 every time the giveaway a jersey. NO DAYS OFF FOR THE NO FUN LEAGUE.
It’s so perfectly NFL to charge players $500 to replace jerseys that retail for an already outrageous $324.99. Multi-Billion dollar mega-league can’t spare some shirts. It’s perfect. It would actually be cheaper for players to customize jerseys to handout to their opponents.
Luckily, most pro athletes can swing the cash during their playing days (Dennis Rodman withstanding)
Here’s some notable swaps amongst athletes in the NFL and NBA.
Two contemporary kings.
Family Business (Kanye West)
Those are all great, but none even hold a candle to these two gentlemen in Las Vegas. Game recognize game!
I am all aboard this real life jersey swap train, I NEED to know what went down that night to inspire such a beautiful gesture. It’s the perfect combo of comedy and appreciation. This is my favorite thing on the internet (today only) I want to see it everywhere. Cops and convicts, chefs and yelpers, priests and P.O’s. Just everyday people that may be adversaries, but at the end of the day are just doing their job; taking a second to pay respect to the competition. That’s what the human spirit is all about.
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