‘Blue are ya?’

Scores of Hartlepool United fans who dressed as smurfs on an away-day trip to London have become an online sensation.

The supporters – in white overalls, blue tops, white beards, blue faces and white hats – travelled down for their side’s final match of the season against Charlton.

Videos and photographs of their end-of-season fancy dress spectacular have gone viral after being posted on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

Hartlepool manager Neale Cooper said: “The fans were fantastic. I got a message on my phone saying, ‘The Smurfs are invading Charlton’, and that was from someone in Scotland.

“Then I saw the pictures. The support on the day was brilliant.”

Dressing up for their trip to the capital city is a Hartlepool tradition dating back 25 years, with the fans decked out as Oompa Loompas and Morris Dancers in the past.

Organiser of Saturday’s 171-strong travelling army – John ‘Papa Smurf’ Pearson – said: “It’s good craic and helps the day along.”


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