The launch of any new kit is one of those times that supporters of a club get all giddy and start reaching for their wallets in drooling anticipation. Today is no different for Leeds United fans.
This morning, at 9:30, Leeds fans sat waiting for the club to launch next season’s away kit. The preceding days have seen Twitter awash with Leeds fans producing ‘mock-up’ kits and expressing their preference as to what kits they wished to see.
The preference, among many, was for a little number in black.
What they got was this.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 28, 2017
It is just what many had been wanting, a little black number. Whereas the home kit is white with gold trim, this away kit is a much more simplistic, some might say less garish black-and-silver combination.
Obviously it didn’t take Leeds United fans long to air their opinions on the new kit, and Twitter was quickly flooded with Whites fans saying what they thought.
Leeds United fans comment on release of new kit
Many fans are very accepting of the new kit, and a return to black that hasn’t been seen since the days of sponsorship by Enterprise Insurance.
— Ralu♓ (@RaLUFC) July 28, 2017
I know people will moan it’s not blue or yellow or whatever but sorry guys that’s fucking gorgeous #lufc
— Matt Vare (@Matt_Vare) July 28, 2017
— Jordan Wainwright (@Gord97UK) July 28, 2017
Now that is a nice away kit… solid year for kits imo!!
— Brandon Yates (@BrandonYatess) July 28, 2017
Really nice kit. Was quite surprised it wasn’t blue or yellow. But it’s a nice kit! #LUFC
— Tom Holynski (@ThommHol) July 28, 2017
Like it!! Have to treat myself to that as well!! #mot
— Dan Widdop (@danwiddy) July 28, 2017
— Sheldon Levett (@slevett_lufc) July 28, 2017
Not all fans are taken by it; to be honest some are not taken at all by the choice of black as the main colour.
It’s nice but just not our colours!! #lufc
— Super Leeds United (@superlufc1919) July 28, 2017
Should be all yellow. Bad move imo
— Samuel Clark (@SamuelClarkLS) July 28, 2017
Not a fan. Black isn’t a Leeds away shirt. Third maybe. Not a 2nd though. Pity
— Ger Lynch (@TheRealGerLynch) July 28, 2017
Yellow or blue, it’s not hard lads
— Sam Swales (@Swales_) July 28, 2017
Nah I’m out this is fucking ridiculous
— Mr Glassalfempty (@DRobinson92) July 28, 2017
Whoever sanctioned that needs to go right now, They obviously don’t know the club they work for
— scott larsen (@scottlarsen_pi) July 28, 2017
— John Bond (@JohnBond) July 28, 2017
As is usual with Leeds fans, there’s what Nicholas Parsons would say was ‘a difference of opinion here’. Whilst many are open and accepting of the new shirt in black, an equally vociferous number of Leeds United fans seemingly see it as something of a travesty.