It’s kit season, and now we’ve got the first real look at what could very well be Tottenham Hotspur’s home shirt for the 2021-2022 Premier League season. The leak comes through the kindness of Footy-Headlines, which is still the affordable website for leaking football kit, ball and shoe design.
Their tweet shows a picture of the new design and – you won’t believe it – it’s a white shirt.
But here it is: it’s not just a white shirt. It’s LITERALLY a white shirt. Based on this image, there doesn’t seem to be any secondary color design elements on it, other than the cock-on-ball and swoosh graphics and the red logo of the AIA sponsor.
This is. It is a white shirt with a red logo. Go Spurs?
As always, these shirts will share the fan base, but possibly less than they usually do. In fact, there is a certain segment of fans who have asked for this, and those fans will be super, after this image. There hasn’t been a shirt in this field since the 2011-12 season, but when you’re a football club playing in white shirts and blue shorts, it tends to limit what you can do in terms of design.
I’m sure Nike will reveal a corporate design – it talks about how the shape of the collar goes back to the classic shirt worn in the 1973 League Cup final or a piece of shit, but come on. It’s a white shirt.
The photo shows what looks like a kind of subtle design on the fabric of the shirt itself, which I would expect, but otherwise it is the Jane plane. Some will absolutely love this, but I will be honest and it will be difficult for me to justify spending over £ 70 for something that looks like it took a design internship of about 30 seconds.
OK, comment. Say what you take. Go!