Sunderland unveils new home kit – featuring Dafabet sponsor and modern twist on red and white stripes

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THE Black Cats have unveiled their new home kit for the 2015/16 season.

The new-look Sunderland strip is set to go on sale across club stores on Thursday June 18, featuring the club’s famous red and white stripes – but with a modern twist.

The kit this season is made by adidas. The club says in a departure from recent kits, the 2015-16 shirt uses white as the base colour, making the traditional stripes stand out. A

There is black meshing detail on the collar, sleeves and hem of the garment, with the classic adidas three stripes.

A club spokesman said: “Embedded with adidas climacool performance technology, providing a breathable kit on the pitch, the shirt bears the name of the club’s new principal partner Dafabet.

“This logo will not feature on junior shirts however, due to Premier League regulations.

“The shorts are traditional black, set off by a red trim and adidas detailing and the socks are black with a red trim.”

Player of the season Seb Larsson said: “Sunderland fans are rightly proud of their famous red and white stripes and for me as a player it is a privilege to pull on the shirt every week. The new shirt looks very smart, celebrating the rich history and tradition of the club but featuring all the modern elements that you need in today’s game.”

•Fans can pre-order their shirts now online at The home kit will go on sale on June 18 and will be available online or in the club’s three retail stores located at the Stadium of Light, The Galleries in Washington or Debenhams in The Bridges, Sunderland.

A new away strip is also set to be revealed in the coming weeks.