Updated: Friday, 22nd November 2019 @ 2:37pm

Pringooals! World’s biggest boot made of Pringle cans hopes to bring luck to England with one crisp kick

Pringooals! World’s biggest boot made of Pringle cans hopes to bring luck to England with one crisp kick

| By Nsofwa Kangwa

The world’s biggest football boot made out of Pringles cans put its best foot forward at the National Football Museum today.

At more than five metres long, two metres high and weighing just under 500kgs, the ‘lucky boot’ is made out of an eye-popping 1500 Pringles cans.

The boot was blessed by author, priest and magician Reverend Mark Townsend outside Wembley Stadium ahead of England’s warm-up clash against Peru.


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Rev. Townsend said: “With more than 13 years’ experience performing special ceremonies, the world’s largest football boot is certainly the quirkiest thing I have ever been asked to bless!

“I hope that through the flow of expectant wishes and positive thinking we will bring the England football team luck ahead of the kick-off in Brazil.”


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Created by a team of sculptors, engineers and food stylists, the lucky boot, which took 278 hours to build, was created after research showed that 50% of football fans have a match-day superstition.

Passers-by including student Billy Hunt from Eccles were stunned by the super-sized good luck charm.

‘’It’s pretty amazing, I've always had my own rituals before matches which have obviously paid off being a Manchester city supporter, it’s great!’’

Pringles spokesman Georgie Hill told MM: “We just want everyone to get behind the team, bring lots of positive energy to make sure we give our boys the best fighting chance as possible, we want everyone to get stuck in and show their team spirit!”


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Other football-loving cities including London, Birmingham and Liverpool have also had the chance to give the boot a rub for luck but according to Andrew Wilson, spokesman for the National Football Museum, there was no better home for the world’s largest football boot.

He told MM: “What better place to have it than The National Football Museum which is the ideal place to come and visit during the World Cup?

“Fans can come and rub the boot throughout the duration of the World Cup to show support for the team.”

The National Football Museum will be showing the matches as well as giving away free tickets to watch the England vs Costa Rica on June 24.

The boot will be on display until July 13 2014.