West Ham United fans have been having their say on a “leaked” new kit which some say looks like a Leeds United strip.
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An image posted by a popular West Ham account on Twitter appears to show a “new” away kit for the 2021/22 season.
The silver grey shirt has gold detailing, including the West Ham badge and sponsor, much like this season’s popular black kit.
West Ham’s black kit has proved popular this season and club has recent history of grey strip
West Ham had a similar grey kit in the 2018/19 season.
It is about that time of year when details of new West Ham kits slowly start to filter through before their summer release.
Whether it is genuine or not remains to be seen.
But West Ham fans have been having their say on the “leaked” kit regardless.
Like most new West Ham kits, it divided opinion.
Many like it, others don’t and some think it looks like a Leeds shirt.
“Leaked” 2021/22 away shirt gets mixed reception from West Ham fans as supporters liken it to Leeds strip
Umbro make West Ham’s kits while Adidas are the manufacturers of Leeds United’s.
Just as West Ham are famed for their claret and blue kits, Leeds are synonymous with the all-white kit.
But the Elland Road club have had some funky away strips in recent seasons too.
West Ham and Leeds fans love to see a bit of effort made with their kits whether they respect tradition, go retro or try to be original.
On the whole West Ham’s kits for this the club’s 125th anniversary season have gone down well.
Fans generally seem happy with the home strip and black third kit. Although the sky blue and claret striped away kit has divided opinion.
But many are not happy with the supposed new away strip posted online, likening it to a Leeds kit.
And for a number of fans having a similar kit to Leeds is a big no.
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Here’s what West Ham fans have been saying about the supposedly “leaked” 2021/22 away shirt posted on Twitter.
“2021/22?,” West Ham Central posted on Twitter alongside the picture of the kit.