Friday, October 12, 2007

Deportivo Wanka

Peruvian football team Deportivo Wanka has been giving Manchester United a run for its money in the replica kit market, although the Huancayo-based outfit has no idea why more than 1,000 British fans might want to sport a Deportivo Wanka shirt.

The team is named after the Wanka tribe which once occupied Huancayo.

A spokesperson said: "It is very strange. Everyone in Britain seems to think we have a funny name."

The team's ignorance of the true meaning of its name was confirmed by Subside Sports, which sells the kit online.

"The club just doesn’t get the joke," the e-commerce operation admitted.

The Deportivo Wanka shirt is currently sold out, although hard-core Wankas can pre-order now for March delivery.

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