Notts County To Make Fresh Plea For Juventus To Help Repay A 116-Year-Old Favour
Financially struggling Notts County are hoping Juventus will come to their rescue by repaying a favour from over a century ago.
According to Onefootball, the National League side are still wearing their kits from last season and are unable to pay for their new Puma-developed designs.
MP Lilian Greenwood, 53, is working on behalf of the club to help them tackle their financial burden, which includes writing to the Serie A champions about a favour from 1903 to be repaid.
Onefootball says that Juventus had to ditch their pink kit at the time and spoke to English player Tom Savage about potentially getting help with a new kit.
The Italian side asked him if he had any friends back in the UK who could help the club with getting new shirts for their players.
And Savage came through as he secured Notts County's shirts featuring black and white stripes, which Juventus have adopted as their kit colours since 1903.
Labour Party MP Greenwood, who represents Nottingham South, said it would be a "fantastic gesture" if the Italian champions came to Notts County's rescue.
"Ever since Notts gave Juventus their black and white stripes back in 1903, there has been a real history and affinity between the clubs," she told Nottinghamshire Live.
"With the crisis that is currently happening at Notts County, and the fact the players are still wearing old kit, writing to Juventus seemed like a good idea to see if they could help out.
"What a fantastic gesture it would be if, 116 years later, they could return the favour and assist Notts in getting new shirts for next season.
"There is no harm in asking the question."
Juventus and Notts County's history has continued to remain strong, with the National League side playing the first match in the Allianz Stadium when it opened back in 2011.
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