Wrexham have banned star striker Paul Mullin from wearing custom-made football boots with an X-rated message for the Conservative Party.
The 27-year-old Liverpool-born ace, who has scored 11 goals for the Red Dragons this season, shared a picture of his controversial boots on social media, with ‘F*** THE TORIES!’ written on the side.
Mullin revealed the boots were made by Zebra Customs as a tribute to singer and Liverpool fan favourite Jamie Webster, with the Liverpool skyline also featuring.
An initial photo of the striker revealing his new boots was taken at the Racecourse Ground with the pitch and stadium visible in the background, but he was forced to delete it and re-upload the images with a plain setting after being ordered by his club.
And Wrexham have since distanced themselves from the striker’s political stance, insisting the club remain neutral.
Football Association rules prevent Mullin from wearing the boots and the National League club, owned by Hollywood superstars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, have confirmed they are banned.
A statement read: “The Club can confirm that the boots revealed by Paul Mullin on social media will not be worn tonight, or in any other Wrexham AFC fixture and that the photographs taken at the Racecourse Ground were done so without our knowledge or approval.
“For the record, the pictures wouldn’t have been permitted to be taken, had we known, and the issue will be dealt with privately by the Club.
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“The Club has adopted a neutral position on many matters with a political dimension and intends to continue to do so going forward.
“The Club also acknowledge that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, whether that be employees or supporters but would also highlight that an individual view cannot be fairly attributed, as the view of everyone or the Club itself.
“There is no more prominent example of this than the fact that the MP for the constituency within which the Club is found, is a Conservative seat.
“After this unwelcome distraction, the Club hopes the focus remains on our objectives of gaining promotion on the field and creating community benefit off it, in which Paul Mullin will continue to play a significant part.”
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