Birmingham City have revealed their third kit for the 2021/22 campaign, which drawn a frustrated reaction from many fans of the West Midlands club.
The Championship club kept with their signature blue and white home kit this season while their away strip is yellow and blue, with both announced in the summer.
But they’ve pushed the boat out a little with their limited edition third kit, which has been revealed today.
Introducing our third kit! 🟠🟢
The 𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 strip is available to buy in-store and online now! 👊
— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) November 19, 2021
The green and orange kit has the same patterned texture as the blue home kit but features a tonal woven badge embroidered into the shirt, which the club have suggesteed means “wherever Bluenoses go the badge of the Second City is stitched into everything they do”.
The kit is made with at least 75% recycled fibres as part of Nike’s Move to Zero initiative.
It’s unclear when we’ll see Bowyer’s side don the third kit for the first time, or if at all, but it seems unlikely to be for the trip to face Hull City on Saturday as they wear orange and black themselves.
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The announcement has caused a stir among many Birmingham fans on Twitter, with many revealing their frustration.
Read their reaction here:
— Avi Sangu (@AviSangu) November 19, 2021
— Rich (@Rich_BCFC) November 19, 2021
Big fan or the home and away shirts this season but this is vile.
Nice to see our kit design is as inconsistent as our on-field performances. https://t.co/cEsq0bFEcL
— Liam Clarke (@ClarkeOnRadio) November 19, 2021
Have a word https://t.co/Pzrdzmq0La
— liam deakin (@_liamdeakin) November 19, 2021
Ruined my birthday thanks https://t.co/wy2jCvjbQe
— megan (@snoopmegs) November 19, 2021
Dunno what’s worse releasing a 3rd kit over a 1/4 of the way through the season or the actual kit itself🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/dZxBsByTl4
— Lewis (@ljb1875_) November 19, 2021
This violated my eyes https://t.co/rwkODjB4zY
— Jord (@jordmarley) November 19, 2021
That is horrific😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/RpwZidFteL
— james (@jameswilkes00) November 19, 2021
— J-Bloooooz (@J1875_) November 19, 2021