2. To wrongfully
appropriate the identity
of a third party.
Wigan Athletic were founded in 1932 making
them one of the youngest teams competing in the English Football
Shortly after the decision
was made to found a professional football
team in the town of Wigan those responsible for the creation of the club
began to construct an 'identity
Unhappy with simply calling the club
Wigan F.C. the founders
eyes to the other
side of Lancashire towards Oldham Athletic, who had already been playing association football
for 37 years. Liking the appendage 'Athletic', the founders duly
went with it thus creating 'Wigan Athletic'.
It then dawned on the mostly
that a nickname for the club
was required. "Oi, woz Oldham's nickname?" they
to grunt. Before long the question was answered that Oldham used the then unique nickname: 'The Latics'. Having already stolen the appendage 'Athletic' the simple founders decided
it was best to also call themselves 'The Latics' rather than rack their
primitive brains for an alternative.
colours to play in? By this
stage the founders
of 'Wigan Athletic' were weary having spent weeks
learning how to spell 'Athletic', stopping only to fellate their
cousins. Naturally they
couldn't decide and so looked once more at their
proud neighbours Oldham, playing in their
and white and opted for the same. Incredibly one of the founders
, it has been documented, then heaved and spat the words, "Put a bit o' green in't kit so wi luke
a bit t'original like." The exertion of such a brainstorm caused this
founder to become catatonic and he later died.
"Hey Mike, I've just found someone's bank statement! I'm going
to absolutely Wigan
"Have you seen the way Jane Wigan
Athletic's Bernadette's style?"
"Right, who left that massive Wigan
Athletic in the toilet?"