David Hitchman helps you pay homage to your football team

By Candice Krieger, February 3, 2011

Here's one for soccer fans. You can now pay tribute to your club, and help kick racism out of football by wearing a customised T-shirt.

Aston Villa supporter David Hitchman has come up with a range of T-shirts featuring slogans such as "White Hart Lane is my Synagogue". Mr Hitchman, 30, is the founder of online company Soccerprint.co.uk. It prints a range of football-themed phrases onto T-shirts.

He tells People: "It started with that saying that football is a religion to many fans. I designed a T-shirt saying: 'Football is my religion, Wembley is my Church', with the option for customers to choose their preferred stadium. I started getting requests from Spurs fans for one with 'White Hart Lane is my Synagogue'. It stemmed from there and has really taken off."

Subsequent designs have included other places of worship such as Mosques, Mandirs and Gurdwaras. "A lot has been done over the years to kick racism out of football. It would be great to see fans of local clubs wearing these shirts alongside each other on the terraces."

Mr Hitchman lives in Staffordshire. The T-shirts cost £10.99.


Last updated: 2:08pm, February 3 2011