Leganes to gift supporters FREE club shirts if they beat Real Madrid… and they fancy their chances!
- Leganes will pay for supporters’ shirts if they beat Real Madrid on Monday night
- The club announced a promotion last week, started by Alexander Szymanowski
- Former Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino will think his side have a chance
If Real Madrid are beaten by Leganes at Leganes’ Butarque stadium then the hosts will gift their supporters free shirts to celebrate the famous victory.
At the start of last week the tiny Spanish capital club – currently holding their own in mid table in La Liga – announced a promotion promising supporters who had bought the club shirt last week their money back if the team then beat Real Madrid at home on Monday night.
There will be 12,450 inside Leganes’ Butarque stadium – only 50 with Real Madrid tickets – and the majority will be wearing the club’s blue and white shirt.
Leganes will gift their supporters free club shirts if they beat Real Madrid on Monday night
Those bought last week or on Monday, up until kick-off, will be able to claim their money back if Leganes can become the 10th team to beat Real Madrid in the league this season.
The Leganes midfielder Alexander Szymanowski sparked the giveaway when he posted a message on social media last week.
Szymanowski took to Instagram to publish a WhatsApp conversation he had with Leganes head of communications Victor Marin who had asked the player to make a public plea for supporters to come to the stadium on Monday in the club shirt making Butarque a sea of blue and white.
Former Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino believes his team can take the scalp
Szymanowski responded to Marin: ‘Shall I say everyone who buys a shirt can have it for free if we win?’ When Marin responded: ‘We can’t do that?’ The player responded: ‘There aren’t the balls to do it’.
It’s not clear if the published conversation was genuine or part of the promotion, but the upshot was that Leganes agreed to the shirt special offer.
They tweeted that the club would give supporters money back for shirts bought if they beat Real Madrid, and the message became their most retweeted tweet ever.
Leganes fancy their chances on Monday night. Madrid’s season is over as far as trophies are concerned.
And former Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino believes his team can take the scalp of their big neighbours who aren’t too happy – or accustomed to – playing on a Monday night in a Champions League week.
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