Cardiff City news

Cardiff receive backlash over kit design

May 31, 2013
By ESPN staff

Cardiff fans will be given the power to choose the design of the club's new home shorts for the Premier League season after a unanimous backlash to the initial unveiling of the kit on Wednesday.

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PA PhotosCardiff City fans are resistent to further change after Vincent Tan changed the club colours from blue to red last season

The Championship winners revealed a strip that featured two shades of red, with the shorts being a darker red than the jersey, and Bluebirds fans were apparently disgruntled with the change from last season's black shorts.

Puma are likely to re-design the shorts, with Cardiff members given the opportunity to decide whether the current the shorts should revert to a more traditional black.

A Cardiff statement read: "Cardiff City Football Club on Wednesday, May 29 launched the first images of the 2013/14 home kit, which featured two shades of red, the darker of which was carried in the shorts.

"The decision had been made as a means to help visually distinguish the club in the Premier League, while continuing the theme of our successful 2012/13 Championship winning season.

"The resulting response carried across social media quickly indicated that a large number of supporters were unhappy with the choice of colour concerning the shorts. For that we apologise.

"As a club, we would today like to address this issue by giving all 2013/14 season ticket holders held on our email database a vote on varied shorts options for next season.

"Although this will not result in every single season ticket holder voting, the size of the email based survey, reaching over 12,000 Cardiff City fans will give a clear indication as to the majority view."

Fans are resistent to further change after owner Tan Sri Vincent Tan opted for a change from the blue kit to red ahead of last season.

Voting is open until 2pm on Friday.