MOT View: Leeds fans could be in for maroon awakening as third-kit talk reaches fever pitch
Leeds United are one of the last clubs to announce their kit for the 20/21 Premier League season.
To be fair, they’ve been sorting out new sponsorship deals and now the main front-of-shirt sponsor is in place (SBOTOP), we don’t think the fans will have to wait too much longer.
The new training kit has already made an appearance, with Jack Harrison sporting it as he signed for another season-long loan and Joe Gelhardt looking hench as he penned a four-year deal.
And the fans loved it.
✍️ #LUFC are delighted to announce the signing of Joe Gelhardt from Wigan Athletic on a four-year deal
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 10, 2020
Fans are less sure about the away kit, strongly rumoured to be green and blue stripes.
We’ve been told the leaked kit that is doing the rounds is very close to the real thing.
However, the third kit is causing some fans real problems. We’ve not had it confirmed yet but many fans seem convinced that it’s maroon. And there are some who really aren’t happy with that.
The Square Ball know their stuff and they think it’s maroon.
It’s maroon AFAIK, but let’s hope the definition of maroon is very narrow!
— The Square Ball (@TheSquareBall) August 7, 2020
The below is a concept kit and we think it looks pretty smart. But, try telling that to some fans who won’t accept that Leeds can play in a colour that’s close to red.
— Liam Cobain Crawshaw 💙💛🏆 (@Crabola) August 11, 2020
We understand where some fans are coming from.
But, the fact is that the maroon will work as leisurewear for a lot of people. And how often would it be used in the Premier League?
Not often enough for us to worry about it too much.
It’s important that it sticks to maroon and doesn’t veer into red for obvious reasons. But we think it will win people round, like the grey and pink kit.
We remember what a lot of fans said about that when it was released and it went on to be a really popular selling kit.
However, some Leeds fans take a very strict definition of red… and maroon is way too close for their liking.
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