Celtic unveiled their new home kit yesterday, and the bulk of the club’s supporters seem absolutely delighted with it, but there’s one aspect of the shirt that hasn’t quite won everybody over.
The Hoops unveiled their new home strip in-front of around 3,000 spectators outside their Parkhead stadium, and revealed the fresh design which pays tribute to the 1967 European Cup winning ‘Lisbon Lions’ side, 50 years on from the historic triumph.
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) May 4, 2017
Included is a new, one-off club crest which is a specific homage to the club’s most successful and greatest-ever team, but some fans are pretty disappointed that it isn’t embroidered.
Manufacturers New Balance have opted for a printed badge, which many supporters know can be damaged quite easily after a few washes.
Moreover, an embroidered crest would’ve just looked a bit classier, wouldn’t it?
@celticfc Love the new strip, just hope that doesn't come off after the first wash!
— Ryan McCallum (@rmcc1888) May 4, 2017
@celticfc Shame it isn't embroidered. Looks good though.
— Consensus in idem (@consensusinidem) May 4, 2017
— Pat Mac Murphy (@Pat_MacMurphy) May 4, 2017
— Steve (@steviescruff) May 5, 2017
New celtic top, having a printed badge instead of embroidered lets it down massively
— Danny (@theQWERTYcunt) May 4, 2017
Embarsssing that New Balance have printed the badge on the new shirt taking the cheap option yet still happy to take 50 quid aff you for it.
— Conor McDonald (@Gengus1995) May 4, 2017
@BarryMcGonigle Love the strip, not so keen on the printed badge. Liked yours with the team named around the crest. What's with the good strip under the arm
— Michael McGuire (@MIGYR67) May 4, 2017
Won't be buying the new rip if it's a printed badge
— Glasgowbhoy1 (@DarrenMasson) May 4, 2017
— King Jobbie ♚? (@kingjobbie) May 4, 2017
@celticfc What makes it elite ??? Does it have embroidered badge or sigmed by a player..if not still too much of a price hike from regular top imo ??
— ScottyBhoy (@scottyforbes69) May 5, 2017
The reaction on social media seems pretty unequivocal – but what do you think?
Does having a printed badge really make that big a difference?
Let us know in the comments section below…
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