Northampton crowds empty 1966 shirt vending machine in record time

A promotion that gave away free 1966-style England football shirts proved hugely popular in Northampton.

Thursday, 9th June 2016, 9:31 am
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 12:01 pm

Carlsberg set up a vending machine outside The Hollow store in Monarch Road yesterday afternoon, inviting fans to swap a work shirt for a new top.

Queues of dozens of people formed from 4pm with a large number of supporters walking away with a free top.

The brewers have been holding the promotional stunt in various places around the UK ahead of England’s first Euro 2016 match on Saturday evening.

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Owner of The Hollow Shital Patel said she spotted people queuing 90 minutes before the vending machine was switched on.

She said: “People loved it, the machine was completely empty within an hour.”