Photos purportedly showing Manchester City’s new home kit have leaked onto Twitter.
The Puma designed shirt has a lot of purple trimming which hasn’t gone down well with a lot of supporters:
Further leaked images of the 2019/20 Manchester City Home Shirt.
— City Xtra (@City_Xtra) June 14, 2019
However, some fans do seem to be liking the design going by comments on social media:
Looks like a burnley away kit
— Mitchell (@Mitch_8610) June 14, 2019
People need to chill on the purple. Until the kit is official we wont know the reason behind it. Lets hear what City and Puma say regarding it before dumping on
— DaveSkimmin (@DaveSkimmin) June 14, 2019
To be fair the shoulder flashes look more maroon in these pictures
— DAN DAN DAN DAN DAN DAN DAN (@dankthemanc) June 14, 2019
I mean it looks ok but i still despise that purple
— OJuice (@Clevelandforte) June 14, 2019
I really like this
— Adam (@Adam_MCFC94) June 14, 2019
— Lee Simpson (@SimoMCFC) June 14, 2019
Stop complaining now. We left nike. This looks beautiful.
— Mir Fabiyaan (@MirFabiyaan1) June 14, 2019
— -insert name here- (@Jxuanmata) June 14, 2019
At least you can't see the purple that much
— City Fan (@TheBIueCity) June 14, 2019
That’s actually alright
— simpson (@CurtSimp88) June 14, 2019
when i saw the first leaked images with the bright purple i was like wtf, but now i've seen this one i actually really like it with the maroon, just hope the shorts are white
— Sam James (@Sam1James) June 14, 2019
Puma have taken over from Nike as the club’s kit manufacturer. The 10-year contract is reportedly worth a massive £650m, which covers all of City’s franchised clubs, with the exception of New York City and Yokohama F Marinos.
The purple is closer to maroon than seen in previous pictures, but it is still a departure from recent Nike designs.
Historically, City have had purple trimming and stripes on their socks, but its prominence on the shirt will not sit well with some supporters.
Whether the shirt will be accompanied by similar style shorts and shocks, we shall have to wait and see.