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25th Jun 2022

Fans complain about away kit clash in England women’s friendly

Callum Boyle

It was pretty confusing tbf

Fans were left baffled watching England women’s friendly against the Netherlands on Friday night as both sides wore their away kits at Elland Road.

England, managed by a Dutch coach, wore a blood orange kit whereas the Netherlands, managed by an English coach, wore a white away kit – a complete flip from the traditional colours normally associated with both teams.

England women's friendly

Pundits and supporters were left baffled at the kit clash

Supporters couldn’t work out who was wearing what and many were frustrated by the clash including Ian Wright, who was one of the pundits for ITV’s coverage of the game.

He tweeted: “England playing in orange at home against the Netherlands in white!!” along with two confused emojis.

“Have England and Netherlands swapped kits for the women’s football?” one person asked.

Another user tweeted: “England women playing Holland with both sides wearing each other’s kits. Very odd.”

A third person said: “Did they swap shirts BEFORE the match?”

Another person asked if this would become the norm for other games too: “Looking forward to Rangers in green and white hoops and Celtic in blue next season.”

England produce five-star display ahead of European Championships

In more important matters on the pitch, Sarina Wiegman’s Lionesses got off to the perfect start in preparation for the European Championships with a 5-1 win.

Goals from new Barcelona signing Lucy Bronze, Ella Toone, Lauren Hemp and a brace from Arsenal’s Beth Mead secured a convincing victory in Yorkshire.

England women's friendly

The Lionesses have one more warm-up game before the start of the tournament against Switzerland on June 30.

England start their campaign against Austria on July 6 at Old Trafford and will also face Northern Ireland and Norway in Group A.

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