VIDEO: Lego to the match! The life of a plastic Gainsborough Trinity supporter

Let it not be said that Gainsborough Trinity fans don’t have their heads screwed on.

Monday, 7th December 2015, 3:25 pm
Gainsborough Trinity's plastic supporters - Jack Tinker's lego collection

A Blues supporter is setting a trend, with his very own Trinity themed Lego set.

Jack Tinker has a matchday ritual quite unlike any other, tweeting photos of the Gainsborough Lego characters in various parts of football grounds.

The 22-year-old says his unusual companion at the Martin and Co Arena has set tongues wagging.

Gainsborough Trinity's plastic supporters - Jack Tinker's lego collection

“I got them through a company in Sheffield,” he said.

“I’m going to be doing a big order for people next season, with the new kit, because loads of people have said they want one.”

A 10-year veteran of watching Trinity in non-league, Tinker has taken the yellow belly toys as far as Wrexham in the FA Cup.

And his dedication to detail is something to behold – he has a Lego version of Gainsborough’s shark mascot Fergal, and recreated a ‘head loss’ moment in honour of Blues captain Dom Roma.

“I’ve been a full-time supporter for about 10 years now.

“My niece, sister, dad and granddad are all Trinity fans, so it’s a family thing.”

Click play on our video to see the story of the Lego supporters’ season.

What’s your most unusual matchday ritual? Get in touch on twitter @GrahamSmyth or email [email protected]