By Chris Wright
Excuse me being brief today, but I’m really not overly well at the moment. Here’s a video of Liverpool modelling their brand new Warrior home kit for 2012/13 – and it’s a bobby dazzler…
Apparently, the kit has caused a ripple of consternation among the Hillsborough Families due to the two flames of justice being removed from the newly streamlined crest – though the keen-eyed among you may have noticed that a direct tribute to the 96 (including the twin flames) has been stitched on the back of the neck on the new kit.
A statement from the Hillsborough Justice Campaign reads thusly:
“We have noted that the Hillsborough flames and ’96’ will now appear on the back of the shirt ‘after consultation with family members’.
“We can confirm that no bereaved families of the HJC were contacted or consulted. The first we were aware of this was via the minutes of the Supporters’ Committee March meeting. Once again LFC has chosen to ignore the HJC and their families.
“The continued refusal of the club to acknowledge the HJC is insensitive, divisive and deplorable – 96 is more than a number. LFC would do well to remember that.”
Make of that what thou wilt. We ain’t touching it with a barge pole.
Personally, we’d rather look ahead to the launch of the new third kit. If the mock-ups are anything to go by, we could be looking at something quite special (and quite purple) here.