'We've got more kits than strikers' West Ham fans react on Twitter as club unveils new third kit

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West Ham United have revealed a third commemorative kit for the final season at the Boleyn Ground ahead of its launch on Friday morning.

The Hammers have switched from fans' favourite Adidas to Umbro for their last ever season at the famous ground which has been their home for 112 years.

And the club is certainly trying to cash in commercially after launching a new navy blue third strip.

The club's home and away shirts on the whole went down well with fans and the latest combines two tones of blue, but also has claret fabric from the home shirt.

It sports a rib v-neck collar and is Umbro say it is made with a marl fabric giving it a 'smart appearance'.

Like the home and away shirts, Umbro have paid homage to West Ham’s landmark season with the ‘Boleyn Ground 1904-2016’ details underneath the club crest as well as on the back neck area.

'It's something a bit special'

Hammers defender Aaron Cresswell told the club's official website he thinks Umbro have got it just right.

“It’s really smart, the three kits this year are all something a bit special," Cresswell told whufc.com.

“The fans will remember this season forever, so I’m sure they’re going to be keen to get their hands on it."

But what do the club's fans think?

Mixed reactions on Twitter

Well reaction has been mixed on social networking site Twitter.

One supporter pointed out that the club - who are without strikers Andy Carroll, Enner Valencia and Mauro Zarate through injury - now has more kits than it has strikers.

Another thought the all blue kit looked like pyjamas while others think it looks smart and is a nod to the colours of the club's first ever Thames Ironworks 'Oxford Blue' kit, which sported a Union Jack.

Here's a selection of tweets reacting to the new kit.

 

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