Hull fans today voiced their unhappiness at the club's choice of kit for their forthcoming Premiership season.
"We feel strongly that it sends out the wrong message to other teams in the division," said a Mr Stray Photon, claiming to be the spokesman for the Twickenham chapter of the Southern Supporters club. He also happens to be Spraying the Rays' Beer and Football correspondent.
"At a time when footballers of the calibre of Ronaldo, Adebayor and Lampard are queuing up to join the exodus of pampered Premier league primadonnas who would rather play abroad than face the might of the Tigers, this new home kit projects an unnecesarily pessimistic image of the club," he continued.
"There are lower league clubs such as Crystal Palace, Leeds and Brentford who would be more than pleased to be in our position, and maybe we should be a bit more positive about the campaign."
However Hull manager Phil Brown defended the move away from the team's traditional colours of black and amber."To be blunt, the old Tiger style kit is gaudy, decadent and entirely out of keeping with today's mood of austerity and world recession. The club need to be more prudent in its choice of colours in the future."
Mr Brown denied rumours that he was under pressure from within the organisation to change the kit policy at Hull. However at a hastily arranged press conference a few minutes later some key changes seemed to have been made to the home strip.
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Meanwhile on BBC2 born again Hull City fan Jeremy Paxman made his feelings plain:
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"Oh come on. Do you really expect us to believe any football team would ever turn out in a kit anything like that?"
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