Photoshopped Custom Waistcoat Worn By Gareth Southgate Goes Viral

After England's dramatic penalty shootout win against Colombia in the World Cup, people in England are starting to truly believe that football might be coming home - that England might actually stand a chance of going all the way. Well, it turns out they're not alone.

Some chancer with more than a working knowledge of Photoshop has mocked up Gareth Southgate's now-signature waistcoat to feature pinstripes that read "It's Coming Home".

Taking a leaf out of Conor McGregor's book, Southgate can be spotted subliminally feeding the whole country's Baddiel and Skinner fuelled hysteria.

Although Conor McGregor went for a slightly less wholesome message on his suit before his fight against Floyd Mayweather - it said 'fuck you' all over it - the England manager's effort is a much more positive take on the 'words sewn into clothes' style.

Ok, it's very obviously a Photoshop job, but let's not allow that to spoil the fun.

You can bet every penny that you have that these will be on sale in some corner of the Internet by the end of the day. And people will buy them too.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

If England to win the world cup, they should have 23 of them specially tailored for every single member of the World Cup squad. Hell, get the goalkeeping coach one too - no expense would be too much.

To be fair, you'd have to hope that anyone who is tailoring waistcoats would do Southgate and the Three Lions a deal, given that the England manager seems to be on a one-man mission to keep them in business.

Marks and Spencer - who would know, they designed the England team suits - reported recently that sales of formal wear, including waistcoats, have risen by about 35 percent since the England team have been in Russia.

That's almost definitely down to what they are calling 'The Gareth Southgate Effect', which, if we're being honest, sounds more like the world's worst 70s rock band than a growing fashion trend.

If you want to get your mitts on one of the suits (the actual ones, not the ones with 'it's coming home' written on them) you can pick them up at M&S for £265 ($350).

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Chuck an extra £25 ($33) on the top of that and you'll get the official red, white, and blue tie that the squad can be seen wearing. That's this Halloween sorted out at least.

Given that it's supposed to be roasting for England's quarter final against Sweden on Saturday, let's hope there is a bit of breathability in it. Nobody wants to see Gareth Southgate go full Joachim Löw.


You should never go FULL Joachim Löw.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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