An extra long sausage has been cooked up to celebrate the arrival of an extra tall striker at Burnley – with an appetite for goals.
The 38-year-old completed his move to Turf Moor on Deadline Day, joining from Championship side Stoke City.
Heys’ Family Butchers, located just a two minute walk away from the stadium, has created the ‘Crouchies Red Hot Robot’ sausage as their new matchday special.
The name derives from Crouch’s popular ‘robot’ goal celebration that sparked a dance craze among England fans over a decade ago.
Inspired by a Mexican flavour palette, Crouch’s favourite cuisine, the dish consists of numerous herbs and spices ranging from jalapenos to garlic.
Owner, Danny Heys explained how the idea to name a sausage after players first became a reality.
“It was all my dad’s idea, the first sausage we made was called the ‘Claret Clouter’ to celebrate our cup win against Chelsea on penalties 10 years ago.
“We’ve made nine sausages in total, all in such a short amount of time because the club have been doing so well.”
Crouch has already added a much needed bite to a previously lacklustre Burnley attack.
Despite not featuring in the Clarets’ 3-1 victory away at Brighton at the weekend, the veteran made an immediate impact on his debut against fellow league strugglers Southampton last week.
Coming off the bench, Crouch won the stoppage time penalty that earned Sean Dyche’s men a crucial point in their Premier League survival battle.
The fans have already welcomed ‘Crouchinho’ as one of their own, so much so, that the sausage was created due to popular demand.
Heys’ have made numerous other sausages commemorating Burnley’s stars, including most recently ‘The Beast’ in homage to their legendary ex-goalkeeper Brian Jensen.
Burnley face Crouch’s old club Tottenham at Turf Moor next with the beanpole striker hoping to find the right recipe to help the Clarets pull away from relegation.