A 17-Year-Old Leaked The Norwich Kit So They Called The Cops On Him

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

Kit leaks are nothing new. Hell, I saw versions of the new U.S. shirts months before they went on sale. The first Philadelphia Union shirt was leaked via a Google shopping thumbnail. These things happen. Unfortunately for a teenage Norwich fan, his leaking brought him a visit from the fuzz.

17-year-old Chris Brown (no, not the violent, awful singer one), an IT student and lifelong Canaries fan, found images of the new Norwich City shirt on the club’s official website while it was being worked on, and disseminated them to other fans to show what he had found. Predictably, Norwich City weren’t as amused that their new kit had launched 12 hours early, and sent the Norfolk police after Brown, saying:

We are the guardians of the football club whilst we’re here and so we will protect our property. And our property in the digital age involves our intellectual property, so we won’t allow anybody to come in and take it from us.

Brown apologized, telling the BBC:

I am deeply sorry and I do regret what I’ve done. I’ve been a season ticket holder since I was 11 or 12 so I’ve got great love for the football club and I wouldn’t ever want to hurt the club maliciously or spitefully.

Learn from Chris, kids. Don’t leak football kits. You wouldn’t leak a house, would you? Or a car?

Full Story: The Mirror

 

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