English club set to bamboo-zle the opposition

LONDON: High-flying English fourth tier side Forest Green Rovers are to wear bamboo shin pads, furthering their claims to be the world’s greenest football club, they announced on Monday.Forest Green — whose environmental credentials have been recognised by FIFA and the United Nations — had already become the first team to switch to bamboo kit at the beginning of the season. The club, presently second in League Two, are working with a US manufacturer of eco-friendly products on the bamboo shin pads.

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