Police are hunting for brazen thieves who taunted their victims by painting the outline of a penis at the scene of the crime.
Luton youth football team Selsey Rovers FC have been left devastated after £2,500 worth of equipment was stolen from one of their containers close to Putteridge Primary School on Sunday night.
But the crime was made even worse by thieves who decided to use a line marker they stole to leave the outline of a penis for the club’s volunteers.
Selsey Rovers FC secretary Matthew Cuthbertson told the Luton News that the daubing was ‘another kick in the teeth’.
He said: “It added further insult to injury to turn around and see that.
“They took some time on it, I just do not understand it all.”
The graffiti will now have to be cleaned up before Putteridge Primary School holds a sports day on the Selsey Drive field tomorrow.
Mr Cuthbertson added: “My nephew plays for us and he’s been in tears.
“The players are all under 16, at that age finding out that everything has been nicked is horrible.
“They’d finished playing the first season, they were all enjoying it and it’s just been heartbreaking for them.”
Among the haul of items stolen from the container are four sets of Samba football goals worth £1,500, cones, barries, corner flags and nets.
Full-size football posts have also been ripped from the ground.
The theft has placed the future of the ten-year-old club into jeopardy.
Mr Cuthbertson said: “The club has had to downsize as we were left with a lot of money problems from our previous chairman but over the last season we cleared everything and are now healthy again.
“I’ve got about 80 odd kids who’ve got nothing to play with.
“The school told us that because it was our container their insurance won’t cover it.”
Call 101 if you have information about the theft.