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Portsmouth fans react on Twitter to new WWI inspired home shirt

Fratton Park

Earlier this morning Portsmouth released their new home shirt to commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War.

The new shirt takes inspiration from the one that was worn by Pompey during 1914, the year that World War I began.

It sports the same blue and white badge and white collar as the home shirt that the players wore 100 years ago.

Sondico remain the south coast side's kit manufacturer and Jobsite the main sponsor.

The biggest tribute to the Great War though comes in the shirt's fabric, where the names of 1,400 fallen troops from the Pompey Pals regiment are weaved.

Portsmouth's commercial and marketing manager Micah Hall told Portsmouth News: "It is about remembering all those people who gave their lives, many of which were recruited here at Fratton 
Park.

"There was a huge death toll through the Pompey Pals.

"They joined up early and 
saw action at some of the bloodiest battles of the First World War, including the Somme, so took some enormous casualties.

"It is very important we should remember those people who gave their lives for us."

After the release we took to Twitter to see how the club's supporters reacted to the new shirt.

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