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Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 29 July, 2014

8 sporting gifts to avoid this Father’s Day

Most of this advice should go without saying but just in case you’re about to make a terrible mistake, read this first.

1. A football jersey like this

In fact, don’t buy any sort of football jersey for a middle-aged man.

[via the excellent @W**kersFullKit]

2. A hurling helmet

They just didn’t seem to do the job for Ryan O’Dwyer or Shane Dowling last weekend.

[©INPHO/James Crombie]

[©INPHO/James Crombie]

3. A Stan Wawrinka replica tennis racket

That’s not going to be much use for next week’s game of mixed doubles down in the club.

[Andrew Brownbill/AP]

4. A voucher for a game of water polo against Paulie

Why would you buy your Dad a present for a game he’s guaranteed to lose?

[©INPHO/Dan Sheridan]

5. Sergio Aguero’s new Puma boots

Seriously, we wouldn’t wear them if we lost a bet.

[Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport]

6. A Tebow Jets jersey

[AP]

But don’t buy one of these God-awful Tebowing Patriot t-shirts either

[h/t @CJF125]

7. A set of Nike golf clubs

We should probably reserve judgement until after the US Open — but what’s the worst that can happen?

[Manuel Salazar/AP]

8. A half-and-half scarf

The worst. Ever.

[UnitedRant]

Are there any other sporting gifts we should definitely avoid this weekend? Leave a note in the comments >

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