By Paul Homewood

h/t Ian Magness

You could not make it up!!

Patrick Bamford struck a 19th-minute hat-trick at Villa Park last night – and it got supporters talking given his peculiar ‘Z’ goal celebration.

The 27-year-old helped Leeds United to a 3-0 victory and, after notching a brilliant second, he chucked up a sign to the television cameras.

It’s since been revealed this season’s six-goal ace did it in support of Hylo Athletics – an eco-friendly sports trainer brand Bamford’s an advocate of.

The sportswear company’s logo is a lightening bolt – hence Bamford’s celebration at Villa Park on Friday evening.

A statement describing the recyclable trainer business is as follows: „As a company, we pledge that there will be no creation without conservation. This is why we designed our shoes to be completely reused when you’re finished with them.

„We only source natural materials that are proven to be best in class for performance.“

The Hylo Athletics trainers – priced at £100 a pop – are made with corn extracts, bean oil and organic cotton with the slogan reading: „Athletes for Planet.“

The Leeds hitman has since broken his silence and explained just why he celebrated the way he did, issuing the following on his Instagram account:

They can drive all the fast cars they want and jet off around the world, but as long as they wear vegan football boots, we can all sleep soundly in our beds!


February 9, 2021 at 05:33AM