West Ham United have launched their fifth kit of the season and it has caused quite a stir amongst supporters.
The Hammers have teamed up with legendary East End band Iron Maiden to launch a unique collaborative kit.
The collaboration – Die With Your Boots On – is named after the 1983 song of the same name and is driven by die-hard West Ham fan, and founder member of the band, Steve Harris.
The special kit – the fifth of the season – will not be worn by the first team.
West Ham launch fifth kit of the season
The club has three kits for the first team. The Hammers have also launched a special limited edition pink kit to help raise awareness and money for cancer.
And now West Ham have released the West Ham X Iron Maiden kit.
It features the old West Ham badge as well as the Iron Maiden logo on both the shirt and shorts.
And you can get the full kit complete with socks.
Harris told the club’s official website he is proud of the collaboration with his beloved club.
“I think it’s brilliant,” Harris told whufc.com.
“I really love that version and colour of the crest, and that old classic kind of kit.
Old school badge a big hit
“It’s a modern shape but with a retro design, and I like that. Up the Irons!”
And the kit has gone down equally well with West Ham fans too.
Reacting to the kit launch, many Hammers fans felt it was better than the current Umbro home shirt because of the old fashioned badge rather than the current simplified crest which features the word ‘London’.
Love this! pic.twitter.com/SJk42pMSRG
— 𝕱𝖆𝖇𝖎𝖆𝖓 |⚒️🆆🅷🆄🅵🅲⚒️| 🇺🇸 (@WHUFC_USA_2008) December 3, 2019
— LuigiCarlo Schiavone (@LCSchiavone) December 3, 2019
Love that 😍
— CelticBhoy73 (@celticbhoy73) December 3, 2019
Ooohh, proper crest.
— Kevin Mullen (@mullers75) December 3, 2019
— tania lavi (@tanialavi) December 3, 2019
Proper badge ⚒
— 🤘DRG🤘 (@dgolledge) December 3, 2019
‘Please go back to that crest’
Not a hammers fan but that looks brilliant what a great idea !
— 🐻 (@jonathanbear06) December 3, 2019
Please do moreeee 😭😭😭
— Seymour Basses (@seymourbasses) December 3, 2019
INJECT INTO MY VEINS
— bob duato has risen (@duato_bob2) December 3, 2019
Please go back to that badge
— #PellegriniOut (@Pellegrini__Out) December 3, 2019
We can only hope that happens real soon.
— Peter Brown (@Tongueflicker) December 3, 2019
If you don’t restock these mans gonna go ape
— George 🏴 (@PartyGreggs) December 3, 2019
It’s Me. COYI
— Ivan Hammer ⚒ (@IvanRPadron) November 29, 2019
Tears in my eyes
— Simon②⚒ (@BrexitIniesta16) November 29, 2019
Sweet as. Massive Maiden fan back in me yoof ! And WHU supporter. COYI !
— Gumbo74 (@glynsmith74) November 29, 2019