England Shirts Criticised by Pundits, Fans over £90 Price Tag

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England Shirts Criticised by Pundits, Fans over £90 Price Tag
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England revealed their new home and away kits today, but there has been a reaction to the price tag from fans and pundits alike.

There are two versions of the home shirt for sale—a full "match official" version and a second "stadium" version. The former costs £90, but the second is just £60.

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As Express & Star drily notes: "The differences between the two shirts appear negligible at first glance."

The two-level-shirt replica scheme is common practice in the United States, but in the United Kingdom there is usually one replica available.

Former England midfielder Joey Barton led the criticism on Twitter:

Bleacher Report football columnist Stan Collymore had his own enterprising solution to getting the new England shirt:

On a similar theme, TheSPORTBible had another such plan (admittedly one relying on fans' grandmothers to be handy with a sewing needle):

And fans were vocal about the price tag:

As people often say at times like this, however: If you don't like it, you don't have to buy it.

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