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Coventry City unveil new ‘2 Tone’ third kit – goes down a hit with fans

Coventry City have unveiled their new 2019/20 third kit which commemorating 40 years of 2 Tone.

The club launched it at an Evening with Mark Robins event on Friday evening and it’s since gone down a hit with fans, with a huge queue lined up at Arena Park shopping centre.

2 Tone is a music movement which originated in Coventry, with the club saying it’s “fusing traditional ska and reggae with musical elements of punk rock and new wave music – and was made famous by bands including Coventry’s The Specials and The Selecter, plus Madness, The Beat, Bad Manners and others.

“The new kit commemorates the 40th anniversary of 2 Tone and the impact the music and movement had on society. At a time when racial tensions existed in Britain, many 2 Tone bands featured a mix of black, white, and multiracial people.

“The black and white commemorative third kit brings together elements that made the 2 Tone movement famous to create another bespoke iconic design from Hummel.”

Coventry City Chief Executive Dave Boddy said: “We are delighted to unveil the Third Kit for this season, which we will wear this Sunday against Tranmere Rovers.

“2 Tone music was iconic locally and nationally, and is an important part of Coventry’s history. As another important part of our City’s history, we are proud to pay tribute to 2 Tone and its impact with this new kit.

“The design is superb, and has many elements which make this a truly unique kit.

“After the initial idea, it’s been great work between a team of us at the Club and Hummel to come up with what we know will be an iconic Coventry City kit. A lot of time and work has gone into this process and the production for what we think will be a very popular shirt to our supporters, the football world in general and the supporters of the 2 Tone movement.”

The Third Kit shirt is priced £47 for Adults, £42 for Juniors. Shorts are £25 for Adults and £20 for Juniors. Socks are £10 for adults and juniors . Mini Kits are £40 – with shirts, shorts and socks included.

 

After checking out the new third kit, fans gave their thoughts on it by replying to the club’s tweet – see what they had to say on the next page.

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