Newcastle United Fans Release Alternative Kit without Wonga

This is class. Newcastle United supporters' groups sell an alternative shirt for Toon fans that removes the logo of controversial shirt sponsor Wonga.

The Magpie Brand, which is affiliated with the supporters trust and, has revealed a special Newcastle United Kit featuring no shirt sponsor, but a classic black and white design with various unique elements to honor the rich history of the club.

Adidas Newcastle United Magpie Shirt

This is the special 'Magpie Kit'.

The special Newcastle United Kit features a classic black and white design, based on the Adidas Striped 15 Teamwear Shirt. It boasts three black and four vertical stripes on the front, while the back of the Magpie Kit is solid black. It has a modern v-collar to complete the black and white design.

The Magpie Kit features the famous magbie logo on the front, known all over the world as synonymous with Newcastle United, as well as the red shield with three silver castles, the main insignia on the city coat of arms. The special Newcastle United Kit is designed to honor the connection of the city and the club.

A statement from The Magpie Brand read: “Thousands of supporters look on with embarrassment and disgust at the current Wonga clad black, blue and white replica kits. For many, they are simply not an attractive or financially viable option that represents them - the proud members, supporters and lifeblood of Newcastle United.

“The Magpie Shirt strengthens the ties between the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the club so that each and every supporter can feel a sense of belonging and pride in their football team once again. Sports Direct and Mike Ashley do not deserve any more supporters’ money.”

The special Newcastle United Kit was sold at cost price (£28 for adult sizes and just under £24 for the youth sizes), and sold out within hours.

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