Di­a­monds’ bright idea for third kit

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A bold new colour and a Homer Simp­son aided launch earned a mixed re­sponse from Air­drie fans af­ter the new third kit was re­vealed last week.

A teaser from The Simp­sons was shared on the Di­a­monds ’Twit­ter be­fore a car­toon de­sign show­ing Thomas Robert and Grif­fin Sa­ba­tini styling a yel­low strip.

The eye-catch­ing top, shorts and socks, pro­duced by Um­bro and FN Teamwear, would look at home in Spring­field as well as on the pitch in Mon­k­lands.

The con­tro­ver­sial de­sign has earned both praise and scorn from sup­port­ers ahead of the League One cam­paign.

Af­ter the re­veal, one fan was de­lighted stat­ing it “looks cool” and an­other call­ing the al­ter­nate strip “lovely.”

On Face­book, the bold choice was praised as a “bel­ter” and an­other added they “ac­tu­ally loved it”, de­spite the sur­pris­ing changes.

How­ever, you can’t please ev­ery­one, with one punter dub­bing it “di­abol­i­cal” and quizzed “Are we Al­loa?” be­fore jok­ingly adding: “If we win games though then it can stay.”

An­other added: “I think I’ll only re­ally like it af­ter we win a game wear­ing it.”

The Di­a­monds had pre­vi­ously worn similar colours in the 1980s but have tra­di­tion­ally played in white, red or black.

Fans will have to wait un­til at least Oc­to­ber to see the Di­a­monds don the new gear, when the new League One and Bet­fred League Cup cam­paigns get un­der­way.

The Di­a­monds kick-off on Oc­to­ber 7 with a cup match at home to Al­loa.

New gear Thomas Robert in the kit

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