Football boots, ankle tape, chewing gum… these are just some of items you can usually expect to find in a dugout after the full-time whistle has blown.
A sex toy, however, is not part of the typical cohort.
Nonetheless, that is exactly what was found in front of the Manchester United bench on Saturday after their defeat of West Ham.
The sex toy was left at Old Trafford as part of a long-running joke by Hammers supporters, who have used the toy to make fun of their club’s hierarchy over the past couple of seasons.
West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold were branded the ‘Dildo Brothers’ by Sporting Lisbon president Bruno de Carvalho a couple of years ago after the east London club failed to sign William Carvalho.
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The name is a reference to the pair amassing their early fortune in the adult industry; Gold bought Ann Summers in 1971 and turned it into an established high street brand, while Sullivan produced pornography and various adult magazines.
Last year, West Ham fans took an inflatable penis to the London Stadium for their match against Huddersfield, and then after Javier Hernandez equalised against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, they threw a dildo on the pitch.
Paul Pogba’s brace bailed out United as the Red Devils stuttered to a fortuitous 2-1 win over the Hammers to keep the Red Devils’ top four hopes intact.