Huddersfield Release Outrageous Home Kit With New Sponsor Paddy Power, And Their Fans Are Furious
Huddersfield fans were left in disbelief after their team unveiled a new kit for the new season sponsored by Paddy Power.
Supporters of the club were left hoping the new home strip design that the club released was a prank by the Irish bookmakers.
In a change from the norm the Championship club will have a 'sash' look to their new shirt instead of the sponsor going straight across the chest as traditional and fans are fuming.
:large_blue_circle: #htafc's new home kit for the upcoming 2019/20 season has today been revealed!
Produced by main supplier @UmbroUK, the new home kit features a modern spin on the traditional blue and white striped home shirt thanks to new title sponsor @paddypower.
- Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) July 17, 2019
This is - and I am not taking the piss here - literally the worst football shirt in history. https://t.co/2qrOIScra0- Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) July 17, 2019
Even as Huddersfield Towns number 1 fan... That is fucking awful.
- SANDRA HTFC (@SANDRA_HTFC) July 17, 2019
Wow. You'd think it was difficult to make a mess of blue and white stripes.
- Hombre Verde (@HombreVerde7) July 17, 2019
OMG HAHAAHHA WHAT IS THIS SHIT
- Andy (@AndyLUFC2) July 17, 2019
Huddersfield's new goal celebration pic.twitter.com/o133P1acHO
- Lionsroar_79:tm: (@Lionsroar_79) July 17, 2019
Who's sponsoring this? Can barely see it
- Jose Rodriguez (@_Joserg47) July 17, 2019
That has to be the shittest kit I have ever seen. Im going to wash my eyes
- Ben Bradford (@benbradfordd) July 17, 2019
What the fucking hell is that
- Andy (@Landlord_Curry) July 17, 2019
Now we wouldn't want to call Huddersfield or Paddy Power liars but the Irish bookies do have a history of pranks. That said it would also be very on brand if it were real too.
We'll find out the truth later on Wednesday with the club playing a pre-season friendly against Rochdale in their new shirt.
A PP spokesman said, "We're delighted to work with Huddersfield Town on this bold new kit design.
"As a brand which embraces doing things differently, we didn't want to get into shirt sponsorship just to do the same as everyone else. We feel the diagonal design will be the most distinctive sponsor logo in the Football League - appropriate for the most distinctive sponsor there is.
"We're sure Huddersfield fans will be delighted with this season's kit." - that last line is utter gold.
Huddersfield Town's Commercial Director Sean Jarvis said: "The kit launch is a big day for many supporters, who are keen to see what the team will be running out in during the coming season.
"We've gone for a really modern twist on how we feature the famous Paddy Power logo. Paddy Power is a very forward-thinking, innovative company - that's one of the main reasons that we're so excited to work with them - the new 'sash' style logo is really eye-catching, and helps maintain our reputation as being innovators too."
We just hope this is real!