West Brom will play in a replica of the 1968 FA Cup final kit.
West Bromwich Albion (@WBAFCofficial) March 26, 2015
West Bromwich Albion have today revealed the kit they will play in on the April 11th fixture with Leicester City in the Premier League.
West Brom will wear a replica of the infamous 1968 FA Cup Final strip which encompassed plain white top and shorts with red socks.
the kits will have no branding or names and will be a truly great sight to see, if you are into your retro kits that is. It is the second time that the Premier League have allowed such an event to take place. They last did so when Manchester United switched to a retro design for the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster.
Of course there is a great reason behind this change as well. It will be in memory of their club legend Jeff Astle.
The day is being named 'Astle Day' which aims to promote awareness of the Feff Astle Foundation. The foundation promotes the care and research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Astle passed away from the disease aged just 59 in 2002, with the links between his career as a footballer often drawn.
West Brom fans will surely love seeing their boys in this symbolic and iconic kit of old. While doing so they will hopefully raise some awareness and money for a good cause close to the club's heart.