When the Philadelphia Union raised the Supporters’ Shield on Decision Day presented by AT&T, you may have noticed that something looked a little off about the trophy.
That’s because the actual shield didn’t arrive in time from Los Angeles (LAFC won in 2019, mind you), so the club had to get creative. Step in the tale of a Captain America shield, a 150-pound force magnet and Philadelphia’s web manager’s fiancee’s sister’s boyfriend.
This is the story of how a Captain America shield, complete with 150 lb force magnet, became the Supporters' Shield.— Andrew Wiebe (@andrew_wiebe) November 9, 2020
I'm told the true, forged by the supporters Shield didn't arrive from LA in time, so the @PhilaUnion got creative. pic.twitter.com/nld62pyGzi
The magnet on the back -- powerful enough for it to stick and hold to the back of the costume, like I said LEGIT -- was so strong the heat guns got stuck to it during the process of applying the vinyl.— Andrew Wiebe (@andrew_wiebe) November 9, 2020
End result? F#%&ING AWESOME. pic.twitter.com/HO249A1srO