Short Wears His Colours (And FTM Logo)
The owner of Sunderland Football Club wore an FTM pin badge at a meeting with a world leader.
Ellis Short was spotted wearing the red and white badge bearing the fans’ motto FTM – which is commonly used to mean F*** the Mags – on his suit lapel as he welcomed the President of Tanzania, His Excellency Dk Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, to Wearside.
The African delegation was given a tour of SAFC’s facilities by Mr Short on Sunday as the club announced plans to lend its expertise to an academy which is to be built in the East African nation.
The billionaire chairman also wore the same badge at the Stadium of Light before the Everton match in April to present medals to soldiers from Sunderland Gunners who had just returned from a tour of Afghanistan.
The distinctive scarf-shaped badge is believed to be one of a handful of pin badges the Texan bought in person from the A Love Supreme (ALS) fanzine shop near the Stadium of Light.
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