‘No one with working eyes is going to buy that!’: Tottenham fans furious as Nike release garish multi-coloured away kit for 2021-22 season
- Tottenham have released their official away kit for the upcoming campaign
- The bizarre design has caused many talking points among the fan base
- A variety of colours are mixed together in the new shirt designed by Nike
- Fans have made their opinion known and not all views have been positive
Tottenham fans have not taken too kindly to their team’s new away shirt, which was officially launched on Thursday.
Ahead of the upcoming campaign, kit makers Nike have decked Spurs out in a rather garish multi-coloured offering, which contains a swirl of colours on a black base.
The team will wear the shirt on their outings away from north London, in new manager Nuno Espirito Santo’s first season at the club.
Tottenham have released their multi-coloured away shirt for the upcoming 2021-22 campaign
Yet many fans have been left angered by the design, and have wasted little time in making their opinions known online.
One supporter wrote on Twitter: ‘Who at Tottenham actually signed off that kit?! Surely no one with working eyes is going to buy that?!’
Another added: ‘So it wasn’t a joke. Worst ever kit, possibly in all of football ever.’
Rival fans of fellow north London club Arsenal also took the opportunity to poke fun, suggesting the new kit of their foes looks like it has been dragged through an oil slick.
Even Specsavers decided to poke fun at Spurs as they promoted their new offering online
As the digs poured in, even Specsavers got in on the action. The glasses provider responded to Spurs via their official account, adding their well known slogan ‘should’ve [gone to Specsavers]’ when the Premier League club had asked fans to response in one word.
As Tottenham continued to promote the new shirt online, some supporters did come around to the extravagant design. Or, at least, considered the thought process behind it.
Another fan commented: ‘Clever marketing, purists get plain traditional home kit and kids, global fans get something different and exciting. I bet they get more shirt sales than they have for years. Something for everyone and certainly a talking point.’
Spurs will be hoping that one man wearing the shirt next season is talisman Harry Kane, who gave all the signals that he wanted to leave the club prior to Euro 2020.
Kane has spoken openly about his desire to go and consistently challenge for trophies, and has been hotly linked with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City as a result.
Last week new boss Santo shut down talk of Kane quitting the club this summer, insisting during his first press conference as Spurs manager: ‘Harry is our player, period. No need to talk about anything else.’
Nuno Espirito Santo has dismissed claims that Harry Kane could leave Tottenham this summer
The Portuguese has yet to speak to the England captain since taking over, but with chairman Daniel Levy adamant that Kane is not for sale — and director of football Fabio Paratici keen to rebuild a team involving the forward — the new boss is confident Kane will be committed to the cause.
‘Harry is one of the best players in the world, that says it all,’ he added.
‘I have no doubts in my mind. What I wish is for Harry to recover well, to have a good rest and when he arrives he will feel that every one of us has to commit ourselves to become better.
‘We are very ambitious people and we want to do it well, and no doubts on Harry on that.’