For the first game of the 2013/14 Barclays Premier League season, our new title sponsor Marathonbet treated 200 Fulham fans to free away travel to Sunderland.
What they didn’t tell them was they would be giving each fan their own brand new Third team shirt to wear for the match, and enlisting the help of Fulham legend, Luis Boa Morte as a surprise landlord.
Before arriving at the Stadium of Light, the four coaches pulled up to a pub for a scheduled pit stop to let fans refuel and grab a pre-match pint.
It was then that Marathonbet exclusively revealed Fulham’s brand new Third kit and gave each lucky fan a shirt for the match, making them the first people other than players to wear it.
However the surprises didn't stop there, as the 200 buoyant Fulham fans wearing blue and orange entered the pub, they saw Fulham legend Luis Boa Morte behind the bar pulling pints.
As chants of ‘Boa Morte’ rang around the pub, he had a bite to eat with the travelling Fulham faithful and posed for photos before everyone headed back to the coaches for the final leg of their ‘Marathon Trip'.
To top it off, Fulham came away with three points in the bag after a narrow 1-0 victory, so for the 200 fans it was the perfect start to the 2013/14 campaign. Bring on Arsenal at home!