Footy fan pays tribute to Iceland with tailormade team shirt


A SCOTTISH fan of the Iceland football team has paid “outstanding” tribute with his ‘Ayenaeborson’ team shirt.

Billy Young from Dunfermline, Fife, ordered an Iceland football shirt after they beat the England side 2-0 to make it through to the Euro quarter-finals last week.

As is tradition, he was given the option of customising the name on the back of the shirt to his own taste.

But instead of getting his favourite player, or even his own name, he had the joke “Icelandic” name “Ayenaeborson” ironed onto the back.

And his unique idea has been going viral on social media – with many fellow Scots finding it hilarious.

He had the shirt specially printed
He had the shirt specially printed

A friend of Billy’s, Ashley Irvine, uploaded a picture of the shirt on Facebook with the caption: “It’s finally here Billy Young. Your Iceland top, with special request of name on the back.”

The £25 blue top features the Iceland flag and the typical Scots phrase emblazoned in bold white lettering across the back.

Billy’s brother, Josh, also shared the snap on Twitter where it has had 1,600 retweets in less than 24 hours.

It attracted dozens of comments from amused Scots across the country.

Steve Catterson said: “Personally I thought Goanyerselsson was the standout player, but a great shirt nonetheless.”

Hugh Rection wrote: “Class, absolute class.”

However, a few people appeared to not be familiar with the Scots turn of phrase.

Sam Humphreys commented: “What the f*** does this mean?”

Another wrote: “I don’t get it.”

Unfortunately for Billy, Iceland were knocked out of the Euros by France on Sunday, meaning they are out of the competition.

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