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23rd Apr 2018

Celtic supporters are furious about the sleeves on next season’s home shirt

One little detail has resulted in a massive backlash

Darragh Murphy

Celtic’s new home kit is here.

With the opportunity to claim the Scottish Premiership with a victory against arch-rivals Rangers on Sunday, the focus will immediately turn to preparations for next season.

But the 2018/19 strip has already arrived, with New Balance revealing next season’s kit at an event on Monday evening.

NB DRY technology has been incorporated to ensure that the shirt’s fabric will wick moisture away from the players’ skin but there’s one aspect of the new home jersey that hasn’t gone down well with Bhoys supporters.

As you might have noticed, the hoops on the sleeves do not connect to those on the torso.

And while that’s not the first time that Celtic have employed unconnected hoops in the past, the departure from the norm has infuriated several fans.

However while the kit hasn’t gone down tremendously well with the Celtic Park faithful, the club’s captain Scott Brown is looking forward to sporting the new effort.

“That moment when you first try on the new kit is always really exciting,” Brown said. “Everything from the design to the inspiration behind the kit is absolutely spot on this year.

“For more than 10 years I have had the honour of pulling on the famous Celtic jersey. As a Celtic fan and player I can’t wait to play in this new kit and see how it goes down with our supporters.”