ACCRINGTON Stanley were left feeling all washed-up when disaster struck the team shirts shortly before a match.
The Reds were all set to take to the field in a game against Bradford City earlier this month when bosses found several shirts were missing the distinctive Fraser Eagle logo.
It is thought the problem stemmed from a laundry mix-up which saw the kits being washed at too high a temperature - causing the sponsor’s logo to peel off.
This meant several players including striker Paul Mullin, defender Liam Richardson as well as midfielders Andy Procter and Jay Harris were forced to take to the field wearing logo-less shirts.
Rob Heys, Accrington Stanley’s Chief Executive said: “We are not 100 per cent sure what happened but we think the logos came off when the strips were put in the wash.
“They are not washed at the ground, they are done off-site by a volunteer and we know there were several of them affected.
“This is the first time anything like this has happened, but luckily it is all sorted out now and they will be okay for the next match.”
He said the club had contacted the shirt manufacturers who promised them new logos to replace the ones which have fallen off and that it would not be necessary to have new shirts made.
A spokesman for Fraser Eagle: “We have very close contact with Accrington Stanley and Rob Heys, who rang to tell us what had happened.
“It is just one of those unfortunate things that happens every now and again in the world of football, but we understand the situation has now been sorted out.”