Wrexham AFC star Paul Mullin banned from wearing ‘F*** the Tories!’ boots
Despite lots of support on social media, the club have made their position clear.
Wrexham AFC star Paul Mullin has been banned from wearing a custom pair of football boots that feature the phrase ‘F*** the Tories!’.
The 27-year-old Scouse-born striker shared a picture of his latest pair of personalised boots to his social media channels and subsequently caused quite a stir.
The boots themselves are designed by a company called Zebra Customs, feature a silhouette of the Liverpool skyline and a nod to local artist Jamie Webster’s song ‘This Place’, which has become a bit of a cult anthem for the city.
Following the reaction online, Wrexham issued a statement confirming that they “will not be worn” in their next game against Halifax Town on Tuesday evening, their upcoming game against Altrincham FC this weekend, or indeed any future fixtures.
Despite banning him from wearing the statement pieces sporting fashion, the club say they maintain a “neutral position on many matters with a political dimension” and that they took issue with the images being taken at the Racehorse Ground without their permission, as it simply would not have been granted.
Moreover, the club noted that they could not back Mullin’s “individual view” given “the fact that the MP for the constituency within which the Club is found is a Conservative seat.”
Anyone who has been watching the Welcome To Wrexham documentary series which follows Hollywood celebrities Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s first year as owners of the historic Welsh club will be familiar with Mullin, who signed for a then-record fee and scored 28 goals in all comps last season.
The Litherland lad played a key role in Wrexham’s 21/22 campaign as they chased down National League leaders and Greater Manchester club Stockport County, who ultimately went on to lift the trophy and return to the English Football League after 11 years.
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As for Wrexham, this year’s is their 13th successive season outside of the EFL and while Mullin already has 11 goals and an assist in 14 games, they sit second to Notts County so far.
The club are keen to put the situation to bed, calling it an “unwelcome distraction” but insisting that despite the no.10’s efforts to go after no.10, he will continue to play “a significant part” in their chase for promotion.
Mullin is yet to issue a response following the club action and we dare say if we do get one, it’ll be just as defiant as the boots themselves.
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Featured Image — Paul Mullin (via Instagram)