Fulham 'To Become First Side In Premier League History To Adopt Double-Digits On Every Shirt'

Fulham have 'announced' that they are set to become the first side in Premier League history to adopt double-digits on every shirt and we are hoping and praying this is an April Fool.

In a statement on their official website, they wrote the following about the changes:

"One of the Club's core values is to be pioneers in everything we do and, after much deliberation and consultation, it was agreed that adding a zero to precede every squad number from 1-9 would adhere to and promote that pioneering spirit." it read.

"In addition to adding consistency across all player shirts, we're pleased to find ourselves in a groundbreaking position in that Fulham are the first club to adopt such a trend."

Fulham went on to 'confirm' that the first time you will see them sporting their new shirts will be at Vicarage Road on Tuesday evening.

Scott Parker's side are 16 points from safety and are almost certain to be relegated, but I can't decide what's worse - the drop or this latest double-digits announcement.

Here's a first look at the new jerseys.

This isn't the first time a football club has experimented with squad numbers.

In February, Chilean club O'Higgins F.C debuted a new pink away kit but the colour of the strip wasn't actually the big talking point.

O'Higgins' new third shirt has a slew of different sponsors but none are more striking and noticeable than the massive squad numbers in the style of McDonalds fries dipped in tomato ketchup.

The club have struck up a big deal with the fast food giant and instead of their logo being draped on the front, they've struck up the most creative, groundbreaking partnership and we're loving it.

Fulham's new numbers, on the other hand...

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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