Umbro apologises for UVF-style colours in Linfield kit and says it will not promote it

Sportswear manufacturers Umbro have said the purple and orange Linfield kit that has been compared by some to a paramilitary flag was “based purely on guidance from the club”.

Monday, 15th June 2020, 12:23 pm
Updated Monday, 15th June 2020, 12:47 pm
Linfield launched their new Umbro away kit last week for the start of the 2020/2021 season at Windsor Park. Ladies player Kelsie Burrows and Linfield club captain Jamie Mulgrew are pictured in the new kit.

Umbro said: “At Umbro we believe in the unifying and democratic power of football. 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.”

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