Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

United Tell Couple to Stop Their 'Childish' Drawings

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

United Tell Couple to Stop Their 'Childish' Drawings

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MANCHESTER United have told two amateur artists to stop selling 'childish' drawings of their former players and club crest.

Twitter account Panini Cheapskates, run by married couple Alex and Sian Pratchett, have been told by United club officials that their handiwork 'infringes intellectual rights.' .

The couple came to prominence during the 2014 World Cup when they filled their Panini album with crude drawings of the players in a bid to save money.

Since then they've raised £12,000 for charity by selling their Panini imitations online during international tournaments. But now they've had to rethink their approach after being told to ditch the stickers by United lawyers.

"Man Utd got in touch and made us stop selling our wonky drawings of their ex-players. If you've ordered one, we'll be in touch," the Pratchetts wrote on Twitter. …

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