Premiership winners' medals
May 12, 2013 4:34 PM   Subscribe

Why are Colleen and Kai Rooney wearing (Premiership champion) medals in this photo? Do the players get more than one or does the club make replicas for family members?

If the direct link doesn't work it's photo 24 of 27 in this set. Ferguson's grandkids are also wearing some in 26 of 27. Not a very important question but one that's been debated in this house for a little bit today!
posted by jamesonandwater to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total)
It's a Barclays Premier League Winner's Medal. Rooney has won it 5 times.
posted by parmanparman at 4:46 PM on May 12, 2013

Oh, is your question why would a major sponsor bestow ribbons on people who don't play football? Marketing.
posted by parmanparman at 4:48 PM on May 12, 2013

They're probably replicas that were handed out by the club or Barclay's. The players only get one and only players who made 10 appearances qualify.
posted by IanMorr at 4:52 PM on May 12, 2013

Best answer: Man U were given 40 medals to award to players and staff, perhaps his family borrowed them from staff not on the pitch or players not present on the day. Given Rooneys current standing with the fans it might have been pre planned PR too. Source.
posted by Callicvol at 2:02 AM on May 13, 2013

Colleen doesn't look like she's holding a medal. Whatever it is, it's much chunkier / wider than the one around Wayne's neck.
posted by afx237vi at 6:29 AM on May 13, 2013

Best answer: Ha! Turns out all the Man United kids got chocolate medals! Here's a pic of Rio Ferdinand's kids chomping on theirs...YUM
posted by Callicvol at 8:54 AM on May 13, 2013 [1 favorite]

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