Crawley Town Football Club and WAGMI United are delighted to announce that Tobi “TBJZL” Brown — a founding member of The Sidemen, Europe’s largest YouTube collective — will join the club for training on 1 November, alongside his brothers Manny Brown and Jed Brown. All three players will be further evaluated by coaches and staff during the session for possible inclusion in the team for the Red Devils’ upcoming FA Cup match against Accrington Stanley on 5 November.
Tobi and Manny recently starred in the 2022 Sidemen FC Charity Match in September, where Crawley scouts were on hand to evaluate participating players as part of WAGMI United’s recent partnership with The Sidemen. The brothers combined to score three of Sidemen FC’s eight goals in the victory.
Preston Johnson, Co-Chairman of Crawley Town Football Club, said, “We’re excited to have Tobi, Manny and Jed joining us for training on Tuesday, and we’re looking forward to seeing what they can bring to the club. Depending on how they perform, we may extend offers to continue training with the lads on a trial basis and potentially compete for a spot on the bench for the Accrington Stanley match. As we’ve said before, it’s fairly unlikely they’d get on the pitch unless the game is well in hand, but we want to give them the opportunity to show Lewis and the staff what they can do in training and then go from there.”
The FA’s bylaws dictate that any player who has formally registered as part of a club is eligible to be named to the squad and potentially compete in FA Cup matches. And while Crawley Town FC remains fully committed to winning our first-round match, the club also looks forward to the possibility of these new recruits joining our team on a trial basis for training and the matchday experience — and introducing the club to millions of potential new supporters in the process.
Tobi “TBJZL” Brown co-founded The Sidemen with his best friends in 2013. Today, the group is among the most high-profile internet personalities from the United Kingdom, with Tobi alone boasting more than 13 million combined followers across major online platforms. His brother, Manny Brown (formerly known as FIFAManny), is also an established internet creator, with nearly 5 million combined followers in his own right.