Perth Glory Forced To Wear Training Kits After Airline Lost Their Luggage
By Tom Sanders
Well, this is embarrassing, but also something most people in the world can relate to.
Perth Glory were forced to wear training kits for their A-League clash against Western United on Saturday because their regular shirts got lost in transit.
Due to Qantas losing our regular kit in transit ☹️, here's what we'll be lining up in against @wufcofficial this afternoon...@ALeague #OneGlory #ALeague #WUNvPER pic.twitter.com/ahoL8h33w2
- Perth Glory FC (@PerthGloryFC) October 19, 2019
Making an announcement via Twitter a few hours before kick-off, Glory confirmed that their kits had in fact been misplaced by airline Qantas, and had gone missing at some point during the three-hour flight.
"Kit Switch... Due to Qantas losing our regular kit in transit, here's what we'll be lining up in against @wufcofficial this afternoon..." the club tweeted.
The team were then forced to hastily print names and numbers on the back of their training kits after landing in Melbourne, finishing just in time for the game.
As the attached image shows it's clearly not an ideal situation, with large sponsors dominating the back of shirt and pushing the numbers out of position.
Nevertheless the game went ahead anyway, with Glory managing to rescue a point with a 1-1 draw.
Bizarrely though, Qantas actually replied to Glory's original tweet, claiming that the bags had indeed arrived at their final destination.
Hi there, we're looking into this for you, but our records show the bags made it to Melbourne. Please DM us with your missing bag report number or more information. Thanks. HC
- Qantas (@Qantas) October 19, 2019
The airline tweeted: "Hi there, we're looking into this for you, but our records show the bags made it to Melbourne. Please DM us with your missing bag report number or more information. Thanks."
At the tine of writing, Perth Glory's luggage is still missing.