Castore and Aston Villa ‘expected to agree to an early termination’ after complaints over ‘wet-look’ shirts
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Castore and Aston Villa are reportedly expected to agree to an early termination of their contract after complaints were made about their shirts.
On Tuesday, it was reported that Villa players told the club that the ‘wet-look’ shirts have had an impact on performances and that the shirts are uncomfortable and heavy when wet.
According to The Telegraph, both parties are set to agree on an early termination, which is expected to be at the end of the 23/24 season.
A spokesperson told the publication: “There has been some media speculation about a potential issue in the football kit supplied by Castore to Aston Villa Football Club. We are working closely in collaboration with the club to address this issue as quickly as possible to meet the standards we expect. We would like to thank the club for their patience and support to date.
“As a proud new British brand, we always hold ourselves to the highest of standards and strive to do everything we can to constantly improve the performance of our products. This means addressing any customer concerns with promptness and humility.”
According to the report, a source close to a male Villa player said: “The players are having to play in soaking wet T-shirts and it is a problem that needs to be solved. It cannot go on all season. The players look like they’ve jumped in a swimming pool after about 10 minutes.”
Another source close to the women’s squad described the kit as feeling “really bad” to play in, while another separately said they are “deeply concerned” and hoping for a solution.
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