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Early Contender For Hypocrite Of The Year!

February 9, 2021

By Paul Homewood


h/t Ian Magness



You could not make it up!!





Patrick Bamford struck a 19th-minute hat-trick at Villa Park last night – and it got supporters talking given his peculiar ‘Z’ goal celebration.

The 27-year-old helped Leeds United to a 3-0 victory and, after notching a brilliant second, he chucked up a sign to the television cameras.

It’s since been revealed this season’s six-goal ace did it in support of Hylo Athletics – an eco-friendly sports trainer brand Bamford’s an advocate of.

The sportswear company’s logo is a lightening bolt – hence Bamford’s celebration at Villa Park on Friday evening.

A statement describing the recyclable trainer business is as follows: "As a company, we pledge that there will be no creation without conservation. This is why we designed our shoes to be completely reused when you’re finished with them.

"We only source natural materials that are proven to be best in class for performance."

The Hylo Athletics trainers – priced at £100 a pop – are made with corn extracts, bean oil and organic cotton with the slogan reading: "Athletes for Planet."

The Leeds hitman has since broken his silence and explained just why he celebrated the way he did, issuing the following on his Instagram account:



They can drive all the fast cars they want and jet off around the world, but as long as they wear vegan football boots, we can all sleep soundly in our beds!

  1. Ray Sanders permalink
    February 9, 2021 11:44 am

    From Wikipedia “He has said that his more privileged upbringing has led him to be treated differently in a sport where most players are from the working class.”
    I spot a recurring theme here from some of our younger generations!

    • col1664 permalink
      February 10, 2021 7:28 am

      Ray, Graham Le Saux of Chelsea suffered for similar reasons and was called ‘gay’ because he read the Gruaniad (I suppose being able to read gives him an advantage over some of our’ young folk’).

  2. February 9, 2021 11:47 am

    At least he pretends to care..and lets face it, this half wit would know as much about “climate change” as the public servants destroying our economies with renewables would…

    • February 9, 2021 4:05 pm

      I am looking forward to them playing in the dark when on eco grounds they switch off the giant, energy guzzling floodlights.

  3. tomo permalink
    February 9, 2021 11:50 am


    I see South Colonade, Canary Wharf ( ofgem, UK Power Networks etc.) has its own backup diesel generators

    Expect some legislation targeted at stopping you from similar action…

  4. Jack Broughton permalink
    February 9, 2021 11:51 am

    This is a great idea: we could easily have a hypocrite of the day as there are so many useless bar stewards about.

  5. February 9, 2021 11:53 am

    You couldn’t make up the stupidity if you tried.

  6. Roger permalink
    February 9, 2021 11:58 am

    Paul, With all the present snow disruption and heavy falls around the world – please summarise all those “ no snow “ predictions Roger

    Sent from my iPhone


    • February 9, 2021 4:08 pm

      I can save Paul the trouble. There is no snowfall ANYWHERE in the world and has not been for around 7 years. I am shocked you have obviously been suckered by sceptical blogs.

      You need to to attend your local reeducation camp without delay where the facts will be carefully spelt out to you

  7. February 9, 2021 12:06 pm

    Pemier League footballers’ intellects have always been in inverse proportion to their financial rewards. Bamford is just the latest to prove the point.

  8. Harry Passfield permalink
    February 9, 2021 12:16 pm

    And I thought he was advertising his status as a ‘Z’ Lister.

  9. Fred Streeter permalink
    February 9, 2021 12:24 pm


  10. February 9, 2021 12:39 pm

    A degree or two of global warming would be welcome on the terraces in Scottish football. (When we’re allowed back.)

  11. Dick Goodwin permalink
    February 9, 2021 12:40 pm

    And Hylo Athletics paid him how much?

  12. It doesn't add up... permalink
    February 9, 2021 12:46 pm

    He drives a hulking great Range Rover.

    • Mack permalink
      February 9, 2021 3:02 pm

      And talking of not ‘adding up’ the company claims that their environmentally friendly sourced products are virtually ‘carbon negative’. They are manufactured in a bloody great factory in China and shipped over here, but any emissions in their production are apparently ‘offset’ by the company acquiring indulgences in a local biogas digesting plant which, as we all know, is very green and fluffy.

    • dennisambler permalink
      February 11, 2021 2:57 pm

      Nine grand a day? Cheap skates, Raheem’s on 12 grand a day.

  13. February 9, 2021 1:33 pm

    And I thought a lightening bolt was something you loosened while you were taking some machinery off.

  14. Broadlands permalink
    February 9, 2021 1:58 pm

    “This is why we designed our shoes to be completely reused when you’re finished with them. We only source natural materials that are proven to be best in class for performance.”

    It is quite common for climate change greenies to confuse recycling and reusing with biodegradability. The latter makes it faster and easier to recycle the CO2 that was sequestered to make the shoes.

  15. Ben Vorlich permalink
    February 9, 2021 2:49 pm

    How times have changed. Got this Tweet today

    1907 | Willie McFarlane is the first St Johnstone player to be transferred for a fee. He moves to Rangers for over £90, as announced by The Courier. Willie received a £35 signing fee, a weekly wage of £3 10s and a job as a plumber.

  16. Mack permalink
    February 9, 2021 3:04 pm

    If he were still alive, I think Arsenal could probably use him!

  17. GeoffB permalink
    February 9, 2021 5:24 pm

    The more these guys make the news, the more money they get from their sponsors, Simple Eh……Mark Rashford..(school dinners)..his promotions manager is on record as saying they decided to increase his social awareness in the community, he is sponsored big bucks by Nike. say no more.

  18. Mack permalink
    February 9, 2021 5:40 pm

    O/T Looks like Cumbria County Council are beginning to buckle under the pressure over the Whitehaven Coal Mine. It’s being reported that they are now reviewing their decision following ‘new information’, something to do with their obligations under the Climate Change Act. Zzzzzz

  19. dearieme permalink
    February 9, 2021 7:10 pm

    He’s a pretty decent centre forward and, by the standards of that world, probably an intelligent chap. WKPD:

    ‘he played rugby union as a full-back, until the end of Year 10. Bamford ended up with five A*s, three As and two Bs at the GCSE. He studied A-Level French, History, Biology and General Studies and attained three grades at B and another at C. Bamford was offered a football scholarship to study Business at Harvard University, but he rejected the offer to continue his career in England.
    Described by the Yorkshire Evening Post in 2018 as “not your typical footballer”, Bamford is a distant relative of JCB chairman Anthony Bamford. He plays the piano, violin, guitar and saxophone, and is conversational in French, Spanish and German.’

    I only hope he’s cheerfully cynical about his sandshoes.

  20. avro607 permalink
    February 9, 2021 11:49 pm

    Don’t blame him.He is just another victim of the Socialist dictatorship(LibLabCon Party),and the Green excgreta spreader.

  21. avro607 permalink
    February 9, 2021 11:55 pm

    OK! So I,m a Leeds fan.

  22. Nancy & John Hultquist permalink
    February 10, 2021 5:42 am

    There are several common hand-signs that will outlast the Z thing.
    This is not the place to show them, but Bamford deserves one.

  23. europeanonion permalink
    February 10, 2021 10:39 am

    I don’t think we are against people expressing an opinion, Paul. I think what we are concerned about is equal right of reply, hence our tirade against the BBC. He’s a nice lad, one of the more articulate in his trade with a side order of disarming naivety.

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