Behind the scenes; Manchester City’s kit man goes kit-less in treble celebrations

Manchester City’s six-in-the-city thrashing to their fellow finalists Watford was a style of its in and crowning the season of its kind by claiming a treble that its first of its kind for the club but the FA Cup victory celebrations were scaled to new heights and quite literally laid bare thanks to the kit man.

Brandon Ashton who achieved notoriety following the release of Man City’s ‘All or Nothing’ Amazon documentary last year went bare and kit-free as he celebrated the win of the boys he takes care of their kits.

Lauded as a joker by several members of the playing staff, Ashton lived up to his billing following City’s 6-0 FA Cup final win over Watford.

Normally tasked with ensuring everyone has the correct kit on, Ashton stripped down to his underwear whilst on board the plane, as City prepared to disembark London for Manchester.

Man City players Ederson and Leroy Sane then pushed Ashton down the central aisle on the refreshments trolley, as the kit man held the trophy aloft.

It followed scenes in the aftermath of their Wembley win where Ashton excitedly skipped around the changing room in just his briefs. He then jumped on the back of midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, before spraying champagne and sliding belly first across the dressing room floor.

He also jumped into a cart containing kit, before being ‘poured out’ onto the floor, by Kompany as well as swinging socks around his head in delight at the win having plenty to celebrate by all accounts, with the club having completed an impressive domestic treble following their emphatic victory over the Hornets.

Goals from David Silva, Gabriel Jesus (two), Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling (two) blew Watford away and ensured they added the trophy to their Premier League and League Cup wins this season.

The outgoing City captain Vincent Kompany once said of Ashton on the behind-the-scenes documentary: “Brandon is kind of the heart and soul of the dressing room really.

“He has this ability to take the pressure off.”

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