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Oxford United accused of ripping their own fans with new ‘limited edition’ kits

Oxford United have been accused of ripping off their own supporters after they launched a ‘limited edition’ football kit.

Earlier this week, the League One strugglers revealed that 125 of the “exclusive exclusive limited edition replica” shirts, each costing £75, will be available for supporters to buy prior to their home match with Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.

It comes as the club prepare to celebrate their 125th anniversary with the players set to wear the kit for the game as well.

U’s fans have been left annoyed however after finding out the cost of it and that without the club crest, they could buy the exact same shirt from the Puma store at just £8.

About the kit, Oxford say: “The uniquely numbered shirt features the latest high-performance technical material coupled with a classic design inspired by Headington United. This special shirt has a v-neck silhouette and a tapered cut for an exquisite fit. A raised embroidered crest adorns the chest, while the sponsor logos have been removed to complete a vintage look and feel.

“There are only 125 limited edition shirts available – one for each year since the club was formed in 1893. The year is embroidered on the bottom right hand corner of each shirt making each one truly unique. On Saturday the team will celebrate the day by wearing them during the League 1 fixture against Shrewsbury Town.

“The 125 shirts will go on sale at 11am on Saturday 27th October at the Club Shop priced £75 – strictly first come first served and will not be available to pre-order.”

 

Supporters were far from happy with it as they complained at the cost, how greedy it was from the club and that they feel it was a mickey take on the fans – check those tweets out on the next page.

You can also get your nostalgic football fix by visiting the Fan Banter Store, there is a wide variety of Oxford United vintage shirts and matchday programmes.

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