Chelsea's USA online store hacked by Arsenal pranksters

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Chelsea’s USA online store was hacked late on Wednesday night – the store appeared for a brief time to be selling an Arsenal baby-grow ‘onesie’.

The Arsenal-crested baby-grow was priced at $16.99 and was advertised with the following description, entailing the Gunners’ list of titles and silverware in their history.

“The have won 13 First Division and Premier League titles and 10 FA Cups. They are your Gunners. Show your support in this cool, unique tee. 100% cotton tee with a tagless design for added comfort,” stated the description.

It is not yet known who was responsible for the baby-grow but it would appear most likely to have been an Arsenal fan who managed to hack into the website an alter the information.

However, there is a possibility it may simply have been a technical error from Sports Endeavours, the company responsible for managing Chelsea’s USA online store.

The error has now been rectified (as you can see here) and it is once again a Chelsea Crest Onesie (still $16.99). Chelsea fans are unlikely to care much – after all; I highly doubt baby-grows are on the agenda for Jose Mourinho this summer.

However, Arsenal fans may well have enjoyed it while it lasted – the rivalry between the two London clubs has been heated in the last decade and with the return of the self-proclaimed ‘special one’ to Stamford Bridge, it’s likely to only intensify next season.

Arsenal fans have had plenty of opportunity to laugh at their rivals’ expense in recent months after the Gunners clinched fourth place ahead of North London rivals Tottenham on the last day of the season.

To add insult to injury, Lord Alan Sugar mistakenly posted a tweet on Twitter during the final games on the last day of the season, stating that Newcastle had equalized with Arsenal which would have meant Spurs qualified for the Champions League instead of the Gunners.

But, alas, it wasn’t true and Tottenham fans had to suffer the indignity of celebrating the goal that never was at St James’ Park only to realise it was false information.

What’ll it be next? Perhaps Arsenal fans will themselves get their comeuppance eventually. As they say, what goes around comes around and by May 2014 who knows who will be laughing last?

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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