England’s World Cup kits – ‘absolutely dreadful’
England’s World Cup official kits – for home and away games – have seen a fair amount of backlash.
Gareth Southgate’s team will travel to Qatar in November for the World Cup – a trophy England hasn’t won since 1966.
But the kit they’ll be wearing is questionable. The home shirt looks similar to previous England shirts, plain white with the Three Lions logo. The shoulders are covered in a sky blue and navy pattern with the end of the sleeves having a blue trim.
The controversial colours are also on the shorts and socks of the full kit.
The away kit has proved far more popular with fans, but still, some say it’s a little underwhelming.
The away kit is red with a blue collar and the Three Lions badge is also in a light blue.
The kit was revealed on social media along with the caption: “We wear the shirt with pride. A closer look at the #ThreeLions‘ new @nikefootball home and away kits!”
The reaction to the kits – “retro knockoff”
The reaction from football fans has been entertaining.
One fan said: “Why are Nike struggling so much to put a decent home shirt out? The last two have been shocking. Away kit it is for me.”
A different supporter said: “Home kit is absolutely dreadful. Away kit looks like some retro knock off.”
Another said: “Love that away shirt, as long as we play with white or blue shorts and not in all red. The less said about the home shirt the better.”
A fourth wrote: “Did someone actually get paid to come up with that? Terrible.”
But another took a different stance, saying: “People moan when they pick simple minimalistic designs. And then moan when they go all jazzy. You can’t win.”
One fan wrote on Twitter: “If that’s England’s new home kit… Nike need to hold their heads in shame!! It’s woeful.”
A second added: “New England home kit looking like a sports direct special.”
The away kit did fare better, as Quentin Gesp wrote: “How can you create an awful home shirt and yet one of the most beautiful away ones at the same time? This red 1990s inspired kit is a belter of a shirt for England in the next World Cup in Qatar.”
England’s World Cup campaign starts on 21 November against Iran. The USA, and Wales are also in Group B.