A FOOTBALL stadium is set to be named “Kevin” after masses of fans voted in a Boaty McBoatface-style poll.
Supporters of League Two Forest Green Rovers — the world’s first vegan club — were asked to suggest titles online.
Forest Green Rovers’ stadium is set to be named ‘Kevin’ after fans voted in a poll
Innocent Smoothies won a ground naming rights deal and insisted ‘Innocent’ be used in all suggestions – but fans of Kevin ignored it
Jokers ensured Kevin made the shortlist for their Gloucestershire ground, which is currently known as The New Lawn Stadium.
Famous footie Kevins include ex-England skipper and manager Kevin Keegan, 69.
Innocent Smoothies won a ground naming rights deal with Rovers and insisted “Innocent” be used in all suggestions.
But fans of Kevin ignored it.
A panel narrowed the choice to a final four — Innocent Sustadium, Innocent New Lawn, Innocent Fruit Bowl and Kevin.
Yesterday, Kevin was well ahead with more than 60 per cent of the votes in a Twitter poll.
Sky Sports’ Jeff Stelling even got involved, saying: “If it is Kevin, it is guaranteed a mention every week!”
Famous footie Kevins include ex-England skipper and manager Kevin Keegan
It echoes a 2016 poll, when 124,000 people voted for a UK research ship to be called Boaty McBoatface.
Innocent’s UK marketing director, Anna Bateson, admitted: “We have no idea who Kevin is.”
In a 2016 poll, 124,000 people voted for a UK research ship to be called Boaty McBoatface
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By: Emma James
Title: Fans of world’s first vegan football club Forest Green Rovers vote to name stadium ‘Kevin’ in poll
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/12894593/vegan-football-club-vote-name-stadium-kevin-poll/
Published Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2020 23:37:38 +0000