Newcastle United fans have been left rather gobsmacked with the price of some of the merchandise released by new sponsors Castore.
The Liverpool-based sportswear brand took over the mantle from Puma as Newcastle United’s primary kit maker from the start of the 2021/22 season.
Both the home and away kit unveiled for this season has seen mixed reviews from fans but what has got them all riled up is the price of the new waterproof Garcia hoodie.
A Castore invention, the Garcia hoodie promises 100% waterproofness and is made from materials that provide temperature regulation while also successfully prevent chafing and other ailments that come from intense exercise.
As good as the configuration is, the £165 price tag leaves a sour taste in the mouth. Check out the reaction on Twitter below.
As seen on the Newcastle United store
Are we sponsored by Castore or Gucci?!😅 the price of these hoodies man👀…. #NUFC pic.twitter.com/c8AG9H2pcB— The Magpie Channel (@MagpieChannel_) August 16, 2021
So absurdly priced, it started a goddamned new chant
🎶 When a hoodie’s quite nice but it’s well overpriced, that’s Castore 🎶 #NUFC— PAULIE BELTA 🥓🥓🥓 (@PaulieBelta) August 16, 2021
The least they could do at that price
I’d expect it to be bulletproof for that price🤯— SHAUN⚫️⚪️ (@TokyoBift) August 16, 2021
Castore need a reality check
Almost £200 for a black hoodie with some heat transfers applied to the front?— Geordie Joe (@GJ_1892) August 14, 2021
Castore need to read the room. Newcastle isn’t London. People aren’t exactly swimming in cash up here.
and you’re hardly Hugo Boss lads. I’ve honestly seen better designs from budget brands.#NUFC pic.twitter.com/5V7aNIR8wG
Castore is seriously taking the piss
I’m not sure even the Man City owners could afford a Castore hoody. #nufc— Gianfranco Shola (@SholaGianfranco) August 16, 2021
The difference is staggering
#NUFC black hoody – £165— Geordie Joe (@GJ_1892) August 16, 2021
Man City black hoody – £50
Castore have some serious questions to answer.https://t.co/99fBqxZxxU https://t.co/f6oEbSDP7V
A takeover joke is never too far away
Did Castore think that the Saudi’s would be giving money to the fans, too?— Kieran 🇮🇪 (@JokerNUFC) August 16, 2021
Rangers (sponsored by Castore as well) fans can sympathise
No error.— Pena_Cartel (@Pena_Cartel) August 16, 2021
That’s the waterproof Garcia hoodie, I bought the Rangers one out of sheer hubris… pic.twitter.com/6UVgVvu9OX
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