Football Notes: Premier League Side Liverpool Reveals New Home Kit For '13-14 Season
EPL Liverpool and kit manufacturer Warrior revealed the Reds' new home kit for the '13-14 season. The new home strip is based on the iconic shirt of the '83-84 season, which was worn during the club's fourth European Cup win in Rome (Liverpool). ... A fan club of Chilean football club Independiente has agreed to reward the club's players with a leg of ham for every goal scored. Independiente has struggled to produce goals this season, and "now it has added motivation." The club's directors have a deal with grocery store Alimentos Vaes, which provides each player who scores a goal with a leg of Red Label ham. The team joins Serie A club Palermo, which has also rewarded goal scorers with hams (OLÉ, 5/1). ... Furious Bulgarian football fans designed a symbolic tomb in the center of the field at CSKA Sofia football club's stadium Tuesday night. The removed grass was accompanied by a cross with the name, "Titan," the company that owns the club. The grass also featured the words, "Titan=embarrassment." The club's workers repaired the field Wednesday morning. CSKA Sofia, "one of the most popular clubs in Sofia, has suffered a crisis since a few years ago, with constant coaching changes" (EMOL, 5/1). ... Former FIFA Exec Committee member Vernon Manilal Fernando "plans to appeal his eight-year ban from football" (AP, 5/1).