England women's squad to discuss changing white shorts due to period concerns
Players have reportedly spoken to Nike
The England women's squad have discussed the possibility of wearing different coloured shorts due to the concern of having to wear white while on their periods.
The players are reportedly anxious about having to wear white shorts while menstruating and have spoken to the Football Association's official kit manufacturer, Nike, The Telegraph reports.
Beth Mead, who scored the winning goal in England's Euro 2022 opener against Austria on Wednesday night, confirmed that they had spoken about a potential colour change.
"It’s something we’ve fed back to Nike," she said.
"Hopefully they’re going to change that [the colour]. It’s very nice to have an all-white kit but sometimes it’s not practical when it’s the time of the month. We deal with it as best we can. We’ve discussed it as a team and we’ve fed that back to Nike."
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Georgia Stanway, who was awarded the player of the match award at Old Trafford, admitted that it wouldn't be a straightforward decision to change the colour of the kit.
She said: "It’s difficult, because we associate England with white.
"The home kit is unbelievable, it looks really nice. I think that’s something that we can speak about as a full squad, as a group of girls.
"I think next year there is potentially a colour change going in. I think it’s hard, because once you’re on the grass, nothing else matters. I think we have a good doctor who likes to look after us. As soon as the adrenaline comes in, you could be naked and nobody cares. That’s what happens when you’re on the pitch, you forget about everything."
England started their Euro 2022 campaign with a win in front of a record-breaking attendance of at Old Trafford and now look ahead to their next fixture against Norway on Monday.
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