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Over 150 Hartlepool fans dressed as Smurfs for their final match of the season

Dirty Tackle

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The Hartlepool Smurfs at Charlton. (HartlepoolUnited.co.uk)

League One side Hartlepool United traveled to London to play their final match of the season and about 170 of the club's fans made the trip dressed as Smurfs. First-place Charlton won the match 3-2, but that didn't stop the Hartlepool supporters from enjoying what's become a tradition of dressing up for their final match each season, as well as any other big matches they feel like watching in a costume. Why? Just for the fun of it.

Here's more photos of the Smurfs...

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The Smurfs wait for the train. (HartlepoolUnited.co.uk)

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Smurfs on the escalator. (HartlepoolUnited.co.uk)

Previously they've dressed as the character from Where's Wally/Waldo? as well as Morris dancers, Mexicans (that probably wasn't a great idea) and as Oompa Loompas for last season's final-match trip to Charlton. Here's video:

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