Umbro Distances From New Linfield FC 20-21 Away Kit

Tuesday, 16 June 2020
On June 11 2020, Northern Ireland Football League champions Linfield F.C. released their 2020-21 away kit. It boasts a garish design with clear resemblances to the flag of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), a loyalist paramilitary group. Now Umbro has released a statement regarding the kit.



Umbro Statement: Linfield FC 2020-2021 Away Kit




In the statement about the new Linfield 2020-21 away kit, Umbro says that they will not promote the kit, which was "based purely on guidance from the club".

"At Umbro we believe in the unifying and democratic power of football," it read.

"This is why we are opposed to all forms of discrimination, discriminatory behaviour and violence.

"Kit designs are a collaborative process and this kit was based purely on guidance from the club. We apologise unreservedly for any offence we have unintentionally been party to.

"Furthermore there will be no promotion of this product on any Umbro channels."



Linfield claims that any similarity between the kit and the flag was entirely coincidentalLinfield claims that any similarity between the kit and the flag was entirely coincidental, a claim that was believed by few onlookers.



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