19 Jul Huddersfield Town kit: Championship side show real 2019-20 house strip following Paddy Power controversy
Following the first release of this new strip, which had a host’s name emblazoned across the top, the team have shown it was a promotion stunt
Huddersfield Town have confirmed a first launch of the brand new 2019-20 strip which prominently featured gambling brand Paddy Power was a marketing stunt.
The Championship side have since shown their real new house kit, which doesn’t feature a host’s logo.
The Football Association contacted Huddersfield on Wednesday following the club introduced their kit using an Umbro layout comprising the title of the gaming company at a daring sash throughout the front of the shirts.
Huddersfield’s managing director, Sean Jarvis, stated the kit, worn at a pre-season favorable against Rochdale before this week, was a”modern spin on the way exactly we attribute the most famous Paddy Power emblem”.
Eyebrows have been raised, however, since the host’s logo appeared to exceed the most coverage allowed by FA regulations.
The Terriers, however, revealed their real brand new kit on Friday, that includes no host logo in any way, though Paddy Power stay on plank as a commercial partner.
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“We are pleased to encourage Paddy Power’s’Save Our Maximum’ campaign with the launching of our real 2019-20 house kit this morning,” Jarvis said.
“It’s been a really interesting two days because the first launch on Wednesday, which we anticipated, but we have always had in mind that our fans would know, and like the actual kit as it had been correctly revealed now.
“We are really pleased with this kit, which can be exceptional in modern day football. I’d love to thank Paddy Power, Umbro and everybody else included with the kit to get their hard work towards now.”
Huddersfield were relegated from the Premier League last year after finishing bottom of the table and winning only three matches to enroll 16 points from 38 matches. )
They start up their 2019-20 Championship effort at home to Derby County on August 5. )
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Officials in the FA contacted the team to ask their”observations” if the spoof was initially revealed.
“The FA has apparent apparel and promotion regulations for many golf matchday kits,” they said through a statement.
“If we think that any club has violated these principles we’ll explore the issue and, if needed, will take the right action.”