Magpie legends tur out for new kit launch

Newcastle United has revealed its new 2017/18 home kit ahead of the club's return to the Premier League - and its 125th anniversary season.

Monday, 15th May 2017, 5:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th May 2017, 1:38 pm
Magpie stars past and present in the new strips. From left, Malcolm McDonald, Jamaal Lascelles, Dright Gayle, Isaac Hayden and Peter Beardsley

Featuring a new commemorative crest to honour the club’s milestone year, the kit also features the Magpies’ new sponsor - FUN88.

The Far Eastern gaming company has agreed a three-year deal with the club and will feature on all adult shirts and training wear.

The new home kit and sponsor were revealed in a special video, with some of the Magpies’ legendary former players teaming up with members of the current first team for a photo shoot.

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Sports giant Puma has created a classic version of the club’s famous black and white stripes for the season, adding black shorts and black socks with a white turnover - a familiar look to some iconic home strips over the years.

The club has also selected red numbers and lettering on the reverse of the shirt for its anniversary campaign, a nod to the style worn by many of the club’s greatest ever players and teams over the years.

Lee Charnley, managing director, said: “We have worked closely with Puma to deliver a design that celebrates our history.

“The anniversary crest, simplicity of the design and the red numbers on the back of the shirt are just small touches that make it a special kit for a milestone season.”

The kit will go on sale at the stadium store and from Thursday, June 15.

The away and third kits will be officially revealed later this summer.

As part of gambling regulations, junior kits will remain unbranded.