Should Other Do This As Well? Because Club Is Run By Fans AFC Wimbledon Is Carrying Over Both Kits
AFC Wimbledon has gained the praise of football fans on social media as they are carrying over both their 2018-19 home and away kits for the 2019-2020 season, using them as 2018-20 kits. However, this is not an exception but even specified by the club in their rules.
AFC Wimbledon is a club collectively created, owned and run by its fans. Their aim is to "provide the very best football club we can possibly be – for our supporters, our visitors and our community. And, as a fans-owned club, everything we do is for fans, and much of it is done by fans."
AFC Wimbledon 2018-20 Home & Away Kits
AFC Wimbledon changes both its home and away kits every two years since a few seasons. Its third kit is changed in the intervening year, subject to the kit suppliers and shirt sponsors remaining unchanged.
In fact, AFC Wimbledon's club charta does even has an own section regarding Merchandise.
Our Merchandise - AFC Wimbledon Club Charta
"The club changes both its home and away kits every other year, and its third kit is changed in the intervening year, subject to the kit suppliers and shirt sponsors remaining unchanged.
The launch date of new kit to be sold in the club shop will be advertised in the shop, on the official website and in the matchday programme. Shop staff will personally inform customers of the launch date, especially when it is imminent.
Any customer who is unhappy with any item purchased from the club shop can return that item and will receive a full refund on production of a receipt, provided the item is returned within 28 days of purchase. In accordance with our legal obligations, we offer refunds on items of clothing only if they are returned unsoiled.
All feedback or complaints about the club shop or club merchandise should be submitted according to the procedure set out in the earlier section ‘Customer Services’."
AFC Wimbledon released their new third kit last month.
Which other clubs do you know that traditionally carry over (some) their kits? Comment below.