According to BBC news, my beloved Spurs have signed a five-year deal with US firm Under Armour for it to make its playing kit. Under Armour will replace Puma from 2012-13, who signed a deal with the north London club in 2006. Now, forgive me for going mental at this news, but Under Armour? Really? The skin-tight stuff players wear when it’s cold?
Surely we learned our lesson with bizarre American apparel companies with no real soccer heritage (dare we mention it, Pony?) But now it seems we’re resigned to wearing shambolic, ‘technically futuristic’ but horrendous-on-the-eyes shirts. Could this, (hastily made) mock up of a Spurs Under Armour shirt be a reality in 2012?
I posted my unhappiness on Twitter, suggesting that Umbro, or even Adidas would be a better fit. “For 50 million they can run out in primark kit as far as I’m concerned,” wrote back @miltspur. And he has a point.
What do you think?
A much better rendering of a potential Spurs/Under Armour shirt, by @ebbp