League 1 club Doncaster Rovers have defended their kit design competition after pop sensation Louis Tomlinson won the competition according to the Daily Mail.
Doncaster born One Direction band member Tomlinson is a big supporter of his home-town football club but has caused some Rovers supporters to question the integrity of their club’s kit design competition after receiving the majority of the competition votes.
The South Yorkshire club appealed to supporters to suggest designs for Rovers’ new 2016/2017 home and away shirts. Doncaster Rovers supporter Shaun Smith won the competition to design the new home shirt but it was the design of the away shirt which caused the controversy.
Louis Tomlinson joined forces with his grandad to produce an all black design for Rovers’ new away shirt which went on to win the away shirt competition with Tomlinson receiving 33.7% of the total votes. The club’s announcement of next season’s new away shirt design has received mixed views from supporters with many being left unimpressed by the dark new bland design.
Tomlinson’s club competition victory is not the first time that the pop artist has brought the limelight to Doncaster Rovers. Two years ago the 24 year old made national headlines when he played for Rovers in a reserve team match at The Keepmoat Stadium.