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Forest Green mocked after unveiling new ‘Green Zebras’ home kit made from bamboo

Forest Green Rovers have been getting mocked this morning after they unveiled their new unique style home kit for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons.

The main colour is a bright neon type green but it’s been covered with a black zebra pattern and it’s said to have been the first made from bamboo.

The club also claim the kit “comes from chairman Dale Vince’s desire to create an evolution of the club’s now world-famous green and black hoops” and that it is “inspired by the animal’s natural camouflage” and effective “when bamboozling predators and stopping them from attacking. The zebra’s striping also makes it harder for rivals to judge their speed and direction.”

Dale Vince, chairman, Forest Green Rovers, said: “We’ve taken inspiration from nature with our new kit – from the zebra stripes to the sustainable materials. I was pretty shocked when I found out that modern sportswear is actually made from plastic – that feels wrong to me, not just from the sustainability point of view, but for performance too.

“Together with PlayerLayer, we’re making strides towards a new approach for football kit – this year’s 50% Bamboo is a stake in the ground (no pun intended), we plan to move beyond that. The aim is 100% sustainable high-performance material.”

Roderick Bradley, founder of PlayerLayer, commented: “We are privileged to work with such a forward thinking, creative and rebellious football club. We are developing some completely natural fabrics which will change the sports clothing industry forever.”

 

As previously stated, fans have taken to the club’s Twitter account to give their reaction, the majority mocked them, however there were some that approved – find out what they had to say on the next page.

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