It appears the newest home kit for Leeds United has leaked online, available (at time of publishing) for purchase at a website that spilled the beans a little earlier than the club probably intended. And it's not a bad look either, though perhaps this one appears to fit people without bellies:
New @lufc shirt (allegedly) pic.twitter.com/XSoZijYImQ— We Are Leeds (@weareleeds_) July 26, 2016
Last season's all-white, no sponsor home kit was one of my favorites, but this is certainly a classy look as well. If you have to have a sponsor across the front, at least it's not JUST EAT; am I right, Derby County? And you won't be able to eat if you want to fit into that photo.
Basic white, blue 32Red across the chest, the Kappa logos, and that collar. The blue 32Red is a bit confusing, like some IQ test that tries to get you to say the color you see instead of the one you read. But it's a welcome change; when the sponsorship was announced, some angry Leeds fans protested that "Red" was a little too close to the scum in Manchester, and the online casino company went the right direction leaving this in the color blue.
The collar has been the most-knocked feature on Twitter this morning along with the snug fit, but for the most part, the response has been positive (if not quiet.... maybe we're early in breaking news for once? All credit for that goes to @weareleeds_! Thanks for the tweets, lads.)
@weareleeds_ @LUFC BEAUTIFUL!!!— WeAllLoveLeeds (@AllLoveLeeds) July 26, 2016
@weareleeds_ @LUFC that's another belter for this season— Stuart McGillivray (@s2mcg81) July 26, 2016
@weareleeds_ @LUFC looks more like a rugby shirt with that collar.— James Walton (@james77walton) July 26, 2016
@weareleeds_ @weallloveleeds_ @LUFC does it come in a size that may fit the more waist challenged individual - looks tight as fook #lufc— Eric Linge (@lingey10) July 26, 2016
@weareleeds_ @weallloveleeds_ @LUFC can't wait to get my belly squeezed into that beauty— Jim hargreaves LUFC (@MaxGraftin) July 26, 2016
Pre ordered my #lufc home kit, I think it looks great on. pic.twitter.com/q0g0ROPoJB— Aidan Nelis (@AidanNelis1) July 26, 2016
@weareleeds_ @LUFC well, it's white...and that's it...just what it should be...if be happy with that #lufc #mot— Steve Curran (@curran_steve) July 26, 2016
What do you think, Leeds fan? Does the simple all-white do it for you? Is the collar too much? Will this make you look like the Michelin Man? Let us know in the poll and in the comments below. (I for one love it... but I'll always miss the no-sponsor kits.) #MOT.