A German view on the new England kit

West Germany

German registered website thelocal.de has spoken following the release of England’s latest kit, unveiled by Arsenal's Jack Wilshere yesterday, which mimics a classic West Germany theme.

It hasn’t gone down well in England with the main criticism of that kit being the fact there’s no red on it and there’s no black in the English flag.

New England kits are common but this is the first time the kit has dropped its traditional red and white colours.

Well now it appears the Germans have had their say and to put it quite bluntly, they are not holding back in terms of rubbing salt into the wounds of the fans that don’t like this kit.

Thelocal.de implies it’s just another reason for England fans to be miserable following the progress of the two main German sides in the Champions League with the final taking place in the English capital of London.

The site also pokes a little bit of fun at the comments of former England striker Gary Lineker who sarcastically reacted to the kit via social networking site Twitter.

Just why this kit resembles the West German outfit is a little bit of a mystery. Perhaps it’s a subconscious idea to try and replicate some of the success that side had but even still.

You’d expect a bit of a tribute to that great West German side, especially from a site which appears to be run by and aimed at Germans, but no, the main theme is to have a laugh at England’s expense.

However, the site does point out that when Germany released a red away kit, there was a similar reaction in the country, suggesting replicating the colours of England was a poor idea.

What do you make of the reaction? Do you like the kit?

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