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Football fans hijack beer contest

BrewDog website
The Brewdog website has been looking for name votes

A competition run by an Aberdeenshire beer firm has been hijacked by football fans who want the new drink to be named after their club favourites.

Celtic fans have suggested Fraserburgh's BrewDog call the drink Lubobeer Moravcik, and Rangers fans have offered Ger-onimo.

There has also been a call for Ale to the Chief in honour of Barack Obama.

The names started coming in after BrewDog set up an online competition to pick ingredients and a name.

James Watt, managing director of BrewDog, said: "We had quite a few suggestions from the US for Ale to the Chief, which is a nice touch, and quite flattering for Obama that people want to name things after him already - it shows the impact that he's had.

"But it was the suggestions from UK soccer fans that really had us laughing.

"Obviously, what we're doing has been picked up on a number of blogs and forums."

He admitted that none of the suggested football names had a chance of making the final.



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