Smurfs Invade King’s Cross Railway Station

Costumed Hartlepool Smurf Fans Go Viral

A MOB of Hartlepool football fans have become an internet sensation following their recent away-game dress up as Smurfs!

Scores of the fans travelled to London in white overalls, blue tops, white beards, blue faces and white hats – to watch their side’s final match of the season against Charlton.

Videos and photographs of their end-of-season fancy dress spectacular have gone viral after being posted on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

Hartlepool manager Neale Cooper said: “The fans were fantastic. I got a message on my phone saying, ‘The Smurfs are invading Charlton’, and that was from someone in Scotland.

“Then I saw the pictures. The support on the day was brilliant.”

Dressing up for their trip to the capital city is a Hartlepool tradition dating back 25 years, with the fans decked out as Oompa Loompas and Morris Dancers in the past.

Organiser of last month’s 171-strong travelling army – John ‘Papa Smurf’ Pearson – said: “It’s good craic and helps the day along.”



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