Season 4 Episode 25

Shirt Swapping

A symbol of solidarity and mutual respect between two footballers, or just the swapping of a sweaty, smelly shirt?
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Episode Notes

It’s often seen as a symbol of solidarity and mutual respect between two footballers. Shirts that hold incredible value and are often some of the most sought-after memorabilia items.

But isn’t it really just swapping a smelly, sweaty shirt that will likely be packed away in a box somewhere?


  1. Memento: an object that you keep to remember a person, place, or event
    ”I keep my match tickets as a memento.”

  2. Etiquette: the set of rules or customs that control accepted behaviour in particular social groups or social situations
    ”Shirt-swapping comes with some unwritten rules and etiquette.”

  3. Cherish: to love, protect, and care for someone or something that is important to you
    ”I cherish the match-worn shirt I was given by a player.”

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