A photo of the new Rangers home shirt has leaked online and it is fair to say there has been a mixed reaction to the design.
It is the first attempt by new kit manufacturer Castore, and while some fans on Twitter are happy with the look, others feel it is too similar to last season:
Belter! Can't wait to see it in hand.
— Gregor Anderson (@Gregor_Anderson) June 29, 2020
looks similar to last seasons
— Fraser (@FraserClarke9) June 29, 2020
Literally the same as last season with a different sponsor 😂😂
— Blair Darroch (@blairdarroch218) June 29, 2020
Take ma money now….!!! WATP
— Allen@ (@YodaOnXbox) June 29, 2020
Don’t know if I like collar, I like the design of the collar but not the red stripes…but everything else is class👍🏻
— ItAiNtPeRsOnAl (@djjannie) June 29, 2020
Fantastic strip 👍
— Greg (@1982LeftPeg) June 29, 2020
Not for me. Don't like that collar.
— Stuart Ferguson (@TK169) June 29, 2020
Really dont like it
— GreeniRFC – Stay Alert (@greeni12) June 29, 2020
There has also been talk over the fact that Alfredo Morelos has not been included in fronting the PR campaign for the new kit:
No Alfie is the bigger statement is it not?
— Darren (@millheughman) June 29, 2020
no alfie :((((
— ConnorDickson. (@ConnorDickson_) June 29, 2020
No Alfie in the main promo shot? Is that telling us something….
— Delboy (@GoLfNuT1979) June 30, 2020
Castore have a difficult balancing act with this new shirt. Although they would want to make a statement with their design in order to establish themselves as new kit manufacturers, they are also mindful of first impressions.
I think most agree that it is a conservative effort, and while some may be disappointed by the lack of changes from the recent Hummel kits, it’s certainly not a design which will upset many either.