Rangers FC released its third kit to a deluge of diametrically opposite reactions. While the club’s official site announced an unprecedented demand for the peculiar new kit, the Twitter fan pages have had a more unsavory reaction.
The shirt has short sleeves with contrast colour crew neckline and cuff. It sports the club crest and Castore branding on shirt and shorts. The club officials also eluded that the design is homage to the former kit of the 1993/94 season, bridging the past with the present. They expect it to be the new cult classic.
The launch marks the fourth year of the club’s commercial partnership the sportswear brand Castore as they agreed to supply the kits for a minimum of five-year period in 2020.
Manager Michael Beale has earmarked this year as of one the greatest rebuilds for the club. The launch of the home kit was unfurled with the slogan ‘Revolution Ready’ and this third kit is the latest iteration of the same.
However, the fans have a quite different take on the new launch with some comparing it to the uniform worn by guards at the Vatican.
Some have even claimed that the team should be dubbed ‘Swiss cheese army’ as they don the colors come matchday.
Both uniforms have similar colored vertical stripes of alternating orange and navy blue. Hence, the slew of facetious comments.
Notwithstanding the mixed reactions to the kit launch, the club faithfuls will be hoping that the new season, Michael Beale’s first full season in charge, will usher in a change of their on field fortunes.
With the departure of Ange Postecoglou from bitter rivals Celtic the Gers will be hoping to reclaim the throne of Scottish footballing supremacy from their Old Firm rivals.