UPDATE (October 17, 2019): After debuting the stellar UK Black History Month kits for the England National Football Team, Nike is now allowing fans to get their hands on one of the prized shirts for themselves.
The kit was made to celebrate the achievements of black athletes and their contribution to UK sport, and comes in either a monochromatic black or white colour option. Each Home and Away kit then features contrasting glitched-out Swoosh graphics and zig-zag patterns in the same black and white color palette.
The kit was crafted to recognise black British athletes and their achievements in sport, and to amplify that, the sportswear giant called upon three of England’s most influential footballers, Raheem Sterling, Tammy Abraham, and Marcus Rashford, to model the new jersey. The top has been designed as a symbol of solidarity and a shared identity. Beyond the aesthetic this bold visual is all about making a positive statement and inspiring change. Along with the black top featuring glitched-out Swoosh graphics and zig-zag patterns in contrasting white, a mirrored version has also been created in white with black accents.
The whole England squad will rep the black kit during the international camp taking place this week. So far it is unknown if the kit will release to the public, but keep it locked here should they drop.
For more football-related news, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been immortalised with shirtless statue in Sweden.
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"Players are role models for a lot of people. You know, once you get on a football field, to see all of the different backgrounds on each team, it's quite a remarkable thing. I do think that sport, football, plays a big role." – @sterling7 ⠀ Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford, and Tammy Abraham celebrate Black History Month UK and stand together as more than teammates. ⠀ Until we all win. #justdoit
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