In time for Friday night at the pub, the FA today launched England’s newest football kit. Modeled by John Terry in the ‘Dog and Duck’, Plaistow, the kit contained classic elements of last Tuesday’s kit, which itself served as a reminder of the kit from a week last Thursday. In turn this echoed back to the bygone glory days of the kit from the May bank holiday.
The FA believe that fans are happy to support England’s continuing unrivalled success on the pitch by forking out hundreds of pounds every day to dress like their unsurpassed footballing heroes.
The latest kit, which is red with sleeves and a hole for the head, received an instant response on Twitter. “I really like it” tweeted @dave1456, “it looks a bit like the one I wore to the cinema last weekend and the one I wore to my Nan's last week, but it’s much better. I like the collar; its easily worth $80”.
Saturday’s kit will be a special commemorative edition. The shirt will feature a gold logo and special lettering marking the three month anniversary since England’s celebrated 1-1 away draw to Montenegro. “The lads love the shirt” said Terry, “It’s a fitting tribute to the way we ground out that result against really tough opposition; plus it will look great at Ashley’s party later”.
There were already leaks of Sunday’s shirt on the internet, with many fans excited at the prospect of wearing it for almost a whole day. One fan who has pre-ordered the kit for his three children at a cost of $250, said to us that he hoped they’d to get it in time for Sunday lunch: “it one-upmanship for them really, their friends are still wearing Wednesday’s kit, and it’s so last week ”. “Actually, I suppose technically it’s not ”, he added.