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There’s A Hockey Team In England, And They’re Wearing These Ugly Christmas Sweater Jerseys

If you haven’t seen our NBA and NFL Ugly Christmas Sweaters, well, you’re missing out big time. Because Ugly Christmas Sweaters are so ironic and cool that a hockey team in the United Kingdom is donning one, in jersey form.

Here it is, via the “Sheffield Steelers,” a real team that does not employ Ben Roethlisberger’s fatter older brother as a goalie, contrary to popular belief.

Sheffield Steelers Ugly Christmas Sweater Jersey

The Reading Royals, an American minor league hockey team (which could probably beat the Steelers by 50), already did this. Their jerseys were undoubtedly cooler, but minor league American hockey, while hipster, is not nearly as hipster as UK hockey.

So, point Sheffield, point hipsters, and negative points to all of us non-hipsters. Hipsters are slowly conquering the world, one ugly-sweater jersey at a time.


  • Anonymous

    Since hockey jerseys are already called sweaters, you could’ve just left it at Christmas sweater without the jersey. Just saying, because umm… I can?

  • Anonymous

    Ha, good point. But I wanted to make it clear that these are being worn on the ice, not at a Christmas party.

  • RA31

    Very doubtful the Royals could beat the Steelers by 50 ! I guess you underestimate the standard of the uk elite league ! In 2010 the Boston Bruins could only beat the Belfast Giants plus elite league selected players 5-1 ! So to say the Reading Royals would beat the most successful team in British hockey by 50 is downright shortsighted and very ignorant towards our league ! Whether it not it’s just a figure of speech it’s downright disrespectful ! Nottingham Panthers are the team to beat here at the moment and they would give any ECHL team a game ! Probably beat half of them !

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