Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By NEIL GOOD­WIN neil@sun­

NEW­CAS­TLE United launched its new home shirt on Tues­day morn­ing – but it was OUT OF DATE even be­fore it was re­vealed.

The Puma-made kit, avail­able for pre-or­der ahead of go­ing on sale on Thurs­day, is set to be worn by the Mag­pies in their ‘Sur­vival Sun­day’ Pre­mier League show­down with West Ham.

But only hours be­fore its un­veil­ing, spon­sor Wonga re­launched it­self with a new logo.

With no time for the club to make changes, the shirts will have to carry the old brand­ing.

A spokes­woman for Wonga ex­plained there was not enough time to put the new logo on thou­sands of kits.


“It was due to the pro­duc­tion sched­ule,” she said.

Fans took to so­cial me­dia to ridicule the em­bar­rass­ing blun­der.

“Only NUFC could launch a new shirt with an out­dated spon­sor logo on it,” said True Faith pod­caster Tay­lor Payne.

The new kit in­cludes “a hint of blue, match­ing the scroll un­der the fa­mous New­cas­tle United crest” added to the fa­mous black and white stripes, the club said.

But sup­port­ers have also been quick to point out that the blue theme matches the colour of the loan com­pany’s logo.

KIT OF A COCK-UP: New shirt,

old logo

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