Taking its lead from the St. George’s flag, the new England Home kit, tailored by Umbro, features a patriotic white and red only design.
In a first for the England Home kit, the Three Lions crest, which has previously featured blue and red, appears entirely in red so the strip is a representation of the St. George’s flag in its purest form.
The new strip launches under much controversy since the previous kit only had eight outings. QPR’s Joey Barton then used his Twitter account to leak images ahead of the official launch. However, this hasn’t prevented the new kit to be well received by the England players with Darren Bent commenting: “The new Home kit is really smart and comfortable and that gives us confidence out on the pitch. All the lads are proud to play for their country and it’s great to wear the white and red of the St. George’s flag. While the fans at the matches wave their England flags, we will be wearing the colours on the pitch.”
The new Home kit will be worn by the Senior team for the first time tonight when the England team take on Holland at Wembley in front of 90,000 fans. The England U21 team will also play in the new strip on the same night when they take on Belgium U21s at the Riverside Stadium.
A key feature of the kit is the red striping detail inspired by the famous stripes on the Umbro jacket worn by England manager Sir Alf Ramsey during England’s 1966 World Cup winning campaign. The infamous jacket is brought back to life with the team wearing the Umbro Anthem jacket, which features the same red woven ribbing detail as the Home kit, when they walk out onto the pitch tonight.
The new England Home Kit is available from 29th February from umbro.com and other sport retailers.
For more information visit www.umbro.com/england
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