Newcastle United officially unveiled their new kit for next season but the fans were far from happy with the result. The shirt went on pre-order sale at 9.am but many of the supporters were not rushing to buy it.
The club state in the launch video on Twitter that it is designed on the shirt the team wore in 1969, the year the club won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. A trophy which is regarded as their last major honour. But many fans have stated the only similarity is the collar.
The club is keen to sell the shirts but judging the supporters’ reactions they have held back as the club finds itself in a state of limbo. The club is in the midst of a takeover but the fans are worried as there have been no official statements or updates supplied by Newcastle.
The radio silence from the club has not gone down well and there has still been no official word on Rafa Benitez’s contract. His current deal expires at the end of the month and as revealed in the Times yesterday, he has a double-your-money offer to go and manage in the Chinese Super League.
⚫️⚪️ Our new 2019/20 home kit.
Inspired by the heroes of 1969.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) June 19, 2019
— Chris Brennan (@Chris_brennan91) June 19, 2019
Got every home away third shirt since 1993
And I refuse to buy this until we get some feedback from the club.
— shaun sayce (@stugan007) June 19, 2019
— hardy (@hardy27) June 19, 2019
Why would anyone order this given the current contempt the fans are held in by the club??
— Raj Bithal (@Biffarinho) June 19, 2019
Maybe we would buy it if we new firstly who our manager would be and secondly who will own the club….
— TalkNUFC (@TalkNUFC1) June 19, 2019
This club is a joke, genuinely struggle to fathom how any fan could put penny into this club in it’s current state.
— Samuel Brown (@sammyb9999ipad1) June 19, 2019
In summary: rubbish.
— Simon McIntyre (@Simon_UTV) June 19, 2019