The MLS Cup Final between Sporting KC and Real Salt Lake doesn’t happen until December 7th, but that hasn’t stopped fans from starting the smack talk. A opportunity of winning championship in any sport always brings a little extra enthusiasm out of fans so it’s really no surprise when they begin berating each other.
Earlier this week, RSL fans created a t-shirt and posted it online. The main subject being the letters: “F U KC”. Clever, I guess.
But in return, SKC fan @Brisket_Bob responded by tweeting his own t-shirt creation (He has a bacon-shelled taco as part of his background!). In very bold letters, #RSLOL, which is now becoming a trending hashtag among the KC supporters.
He also added the line, “The Underpants Guys? … Seriously?” This is a reference to the Mormons of Salt Lake City and their symbolic temple garments. Although Utah is the center of the Mormon cultural influence, it is no longer filled with Mormons. So the shirt is a little out of date, and a little stereotypical.
I find it hilarious that both teams have at least one fan who is willing to project their fandom out into the world. The sports world is full of colorful characters both on and off the field, and the characters who root and watch don’t get enough publicity.
I don’t think these shirts are for sale since I haven’t found a link to buy one. If I could find one for the #RSLOL shirt, I would definitely post it — the more shirts supporting Sporting, the better. However, if I found a link to the “F U KC” shirt (which I haven’t) I would not post it. Why would I?
Hopefully, in the next week and a half we’ll see more of people’s creativity stoking the fire for what should be a great MLS Cup matchup.