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Arsenal Women's Star Calls Out Adidas For 'New Training Gear' Post, Immediately Deletes Tweet

Josh Lawless

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Arsenal Women's Star Calls Out Adidas For 'New Training Gear' Post, Immediately Deletes Tweet

Arsenal women's star Beth Mead has deleted a tweet in which she called out Adidas over a lack of training gear.

At 9am on Wednesday, the club's official account for the women's side posted a tweet advertising the new training range.

The image featured midfielder Leah Williamson in the promotional material for the new kit, available from the official Arsenal Direct store alongside a slew of other freshly released items.

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But England forward Mead threw shade at the brand and her club, claiming that her team do not receive training kit in the same way as the men's do.

"Would be nice if we actually got this training kit," the 26-year-old wrote, tagging Adidas and adding an eyes emoji.

Image: Twitter
Image: Twitter

Mead, who scored a hat-trick for England in the 20-0 trouncing of Latvia in November, then took the tweet down shortly after.

But the bombshell she dropped brought reaction aplenty from fans on social media who supported her speaking out:

Mead's tweet prompted a discussion in equality still not being there at Arsenal, with quotes from the Gunners' Swiss Lia Wälti emerging regarding anthem jackets for the FA Cup final.

Sometimes Arsenal try to do the right thing, however it doesn’t always work and it seems like half an effort," Wälti said.

"In the FA Cup Final we had new jackets but only in sizes M and L men’s cut, so we looked like potato bags.

"It’s a nice gesture but it just wasn’t thought through. If they do something they should really do it properly. Arsenal men would never have to wear a women’s cut jacket."

Similarly, there was huge controversy last month as Harlequins' women's rugby team were the men's kit at Twickenham.


The kits looked incredibly oversized and it later emerged Adidas made it in "one fit".

Featured Image Credit: Image: PA, Arsenal & Instagram

Topics: Arsenal, Adidas

Josh Lawless
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