Boro players' topless calendar supports steelworkers

Middlesbrough footballers are stripping off for a calendar to support redundant steelworkers on Teesside.

Defender George Friend came up with the idea of making the calendar with all the proceeds going to support the thousands who lost their jobs when the SSI plant closed down in Redcar earlier this year.

He said the players have been struggling to keep a straight face for the various shoots