Nice Gesture But What About Toon Shirts?

Last updated : 11 December 2016 By Footy Mad - Editor

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EFL sponsors Sky Bet are auctioning hundreds of signed, match-worn Poppy shirts for The Royal British Legion.

The shirts, from Sky Bet fixtures across November, are being auctioned on Sky Bet's eBay page, along with 12 limited-edition match-balls emblazoned with the emblematic poppy logo.

But why aren't Newcastle shirts available?

There are also 48 shirts from Sky Bet League One and Two teams each with a poppy badge attached that will be auctioned for the cause.

This activity is supporting the Legion's national campaign, Sport Remembers the Somme, to commemorate the role played by sporting men and women for the centennial year.

Shirts currently available to bid on include:

Aston Villa
Birmingham City
Brighton & Hove Albion
Burton Albion
Cardiff City
Derby County
Leeds United
Norwich City
Huddersfield Town
Sheffield Wednesday
Wigan Athletic

Sky Bet spokesman Sandro Di Michele said: "We're delighted to be continuing our relationship with the Royal British Legion into a third season after raising a terrific amount of money last year.

"The generosity shown by fans of Championship clubs was truly remarkable and we hope this year's campaign will be no different."

The Royal British Legion's Chris Vernazza said: "We'd like to extend our gratitude to Sky Bet for supporting the Legion through the shirt auction once again this year.

"The money raised for the Poppy Appeal goes towards supporting vital services such as The Royal British Legion's Family Holiday Breaks, providing the families of serving and ex-Service personnel the chance to take a break away from the strains of everyday life."

The two previous Poppy shirt auctions have raised over £200,000 to date.

To bid on the shirt of your choice now, please visit: