'Bring back Newcy Brown and you’ve got a cracker!' - Newcastle United fans react to the Magpies' 1969 Fairs Cup 50-year anniversary-inspired kit release
Newcastle United released images of their new home kit for the 2019/20 season – to mixed reaction.
The club says the new round-necked Puma shirt takes inspiration from the Fairs Cup final win over Ujpest Dozsa 50 years ago.
They added that the kit will have “black shorts, while traditional black and white turnover socks”.
Here's a snapshot of fans’ reaction to the strip.
“Literally nothing like the heroes of 1969” - @Leerobson23
“More interested in the takeover, the managerial position, incomings and outgoings than a football strip. Sort it out.” - @DavidL1980
“Won’t buy a strip, season ticket until you sort Rafa” - @johndavidrees
“Based on making money and taking us supporters for the usual ride!!! Like it though.👍🏻” - @nrbatchelder
“Still coming with red lettering (wouldn't surprise me if this changes for the start of the season), and £65 for the fat bloke version. #NoThanks However £20 at the end of next season, I'll do that!” - @The_MartinX
“I don't like the new #NUFC shirt at all. Looks like the sort of kit Tyneside used to have on Pro Evo. The sooner we get a new kit manufacturer, the better.” - @LawesDisorder
“It would be a very easy decision to protest by not buying one...” - @northernersrock
“If @NUFC and @pumafootball were serious about paying tribute to the 1969-tean they could've done a far better job. Aside from the stripes being bang wrong, the sponsor should've subtle and less intrusive (white with a black outline would've worked)” - @KitCrimes
“They can jog on if they think I am buying this in the current situation of limbo!” - @stephen382
“Anybody got any idea where the arms have gone, in fact where's all the missing stripes?” - @jamiemohammed
“The new #NUFC home top looks a lot nicer than the leaks made it. Bit of a stretch linking it back to the Fairs Cup winning top only the collar works” - @TomJQuinn3
“Won't care what the new #NUFC strip looks like if we get an owner who cares about the club and its fans...” - @gsby
“Unpopular opinion - I love the new top #nufc” - @DeanRich4
“I like the new #nufc home strip more than I was expecting but it doesn't really look that much like the 1969 Fairs Cup team that Puma claim its inspired by. Looks closer to the 2011/12 strip” - @chlcrk
“I'm a grown man.... So won't be letting the release of a new football kit I won't be wearing bother me... #JustSaying #NUFC” - @robiez1