We see the ads everywhere, jerseys now 90% off! What a bargain! Typos in the ad be damned, I can’t pass up that deal.
Yeah, well, when the jersey arrives it don’t look like what the team wears.
A friend of a Reddit user (Friskydonut) found out the hard way what happens when a “too good to be true” deal is exactly that after his Chicago Blackhawks throwback style jersey came in the mail and the logo was sewn on upside-down.
Looks great, doesn’t it? You get what you pay for.
Sure, the price of an official jersey is pretty ridiculous right now, there’s a reason why I personally haven’t bought a new jersey since 2015. But that’s the thing, I don’t buy a jersey, period. If I don’t want to pay the price of the real jersey that doesn’t mean I’m going to go out and buy a fake one, I find something else to support my team… a cap, a “shirsey” (jersey style t-shirt), or a sweatshirt… I found a great series of CCM hoodies recently which basically mimics the look of a hockey jersey, bought one for our local junior team, love it.
Buying fake merchandise does not show support for your team, in reality it’s taking resources away from your team. Yes, you’re saving a few bucks, but you’re also inadvertently supporting an industry rife with child labour and human trafficking.
Plus it just looks terrible.
Maybe the idea of a shirsey doesn’t seem so bad now? I dunno.