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13 of our favourite awkward sports sponsorship photos of all time

Of course Ron Atkinson makes an appearance.

YESTERDAY CONNACHT UNVEILED Galway Free Range Eggs as a new sponsor and the photos from the launch were, eh, interesting. 

It did, however get us thinking about other awkward sponsorship photos involving sportspeople and here are some of our favourites.

Eggcellect spoon work by the lads

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Brian Clough realises he’s made a balls of Nottingham Forest’s new sponsorship deal

Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Footballing hero Roy Race and cardboard cut-out Alan Smith launch Sega’s sponsorship

Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

“No, I’m not wearing a denim shirt with a suit, what gave you that idea?”

Source: EMPICS Sport

There’s probably enough Brylcreem in there already David

Source: Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive/Press Association Images

No wonder they lost, they weren’t even looking at the screen

Source: Peter Jordan/PA Archive/Press Association Images

This seems like a monumental waste of credit when they’re that close to each other

Source: Steve Mitchell/EMPICS Sport

If the shoe fits… well, actually, we’re not sure what happens if it doesn’t

Source: Fiona Hanson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

This just looks like a standard Wimbledon training session to be fair

Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Look how happy Ruud and Ryan are to be part of this

Source: WALKER HOWARD WALKER/PA Archive/Press Association Images

You could never doubt Alan Smith’s bottle

Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

How many lads can you fit in a Fiat? This many

Source: INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

And of course…

Sean St Ledger earning plenty of plaudits after making ‘the save of the year’

Lionel Messi’s glorious piece of skill was the highlight of last night’s Copa semi

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Steve O'Rourke

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