Rumour has it that this is a leaked photograph of England’s new home shirt. And if it is, Umbro are not going to be happy bunnies. After a somewhat farcical launch to their last kit, the manufacturers were eager that the new kit should not be seen by the outside world until the players run out at Wembley to play Slovakia in a friendly game on Saturday, March 28. I suppose they were asking for trouble by setting an April Fools’ Day official launch date!
It looks like someone has tipped off Umbro that there is no blue on the cross of St George’s because the usual dose of navy is conspicuous in its absence. It sort of looks like a training top, but we will wait and see.
Thanks to Football Shirt Culture for the tip.