Friday, October 12, 2007
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.