Tottenham’s new kits for the 2020/21 season will be made entirely from recycled bottles.
Some jokes just write themselves, don’t they?
Rival fans like to say that the north London club are the ultimate ‘bottle jobs’ as they like to ‘Spurs’ things up.
During the 2015/16 Premier League campaign, Spurs probably should have won the league as they were involved in a two-horse race with Leicester. But after a 5-1 defeat on the final day of the season against Newcastle, they finished third - behind rivals Arsenal who they had never finished above before.
Ten years previously, they had the chance to finish fourth and qualify for the Champions League ahead of Arsenal. But after ‘Lasagna Gate’ caused almost the entire squad to fall ill as they were beaten by West Ham.
It’s now 12 years since they last won a trophy and they’re often the butt of many fans’ jokes.
So when they revealed their new kits are made entirely out of recycled bottles, well, you knew what was coming.
Check out the reaction on social media:
After revealed their new kit, Spurs explained their commendable decision to help the environment.
They wrote: “As part of the Club’s wider aims to minimise its impact on the environment across all operations, all Home and Away shirts are constructed with 100 per cent recycled polyester fabric, which is made from recycled plastic bottles. To create kits that deliver peak performance with low impact on the environment, plastic bottles are collected, cleaned and melted down to produce a high-quality yarn for manufacturing.”
Scott Munson, vice president of Nike Football Apparel added: “Tottenham Hotspur’s 2020/21 designs try to capture some of the excitement generated through what has been a momentous time for the Club. The Home kit is a modern take on their traditional identity while the Away kit introduces a fresh look inspired by the style and colours of London streetwear.”
But how does it feel - and look?
Who better to ask than captain Harry Kane?
“They look great. The Home shirt has that distinct Spurs feel to it with a modern look thanks to all the special touches. As an Away kit, this shade of green is a new colour that suits us really well, and the small details also make a big difference.”
You just know that fans won't hesitate to call Spurs 'bottle jobs' at the first possible moment next season...
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