Cheeky Eintracht made Seville 2022 t-shirts in hope of securing their final place, ala Chelsea and that infamous bus all those years ago.
Of course, in this case, the Germans were able to wear their shirts proudly which translate as ‘Sevillyes’ ‘this year’.
This does suggest a tonne of confidence in themselves, admittedly having won the away leg in London already, the Bundesliga side reckoned they’d get to the final, and made the celebratory shirts to wear after the fact.
Of course, had West Ham knocked them out, it would have been a bit of a waste of money making, designing and printing these garments out, but as it is, they were justified in doing it.
It verges perhaps slightly on arrogance, but they’re not the only ones to do something like that.
We remember the ill-fated Chelsea bus of course, and tennis fans might remember the crass Federer gold tuxedo which further rubbed salt in beaten finalist Andy Roddick’s wound of some years ago at Wimbledon.
So it has mixed results.
But in the end, their cheek was backed up, so the printing department of Eintracht can feel relieved.
Would Rangers ever do something like that?
That’s for you to decide…