Friday 19 January 2018

'Pure greed': Football fans left outraged at the eye-watering cost of Chelsea's new jersey

Credit: Chelsea FC Facebook page
Credit: Chelsea FC Facebook page

Simon Rice

The cost of a replica 2016/17 Chelsea home kit has been met with astonishment on social media.

The Blues today unveiled the strip they will wear next season, with Eden Hazard and Ruben Loftus-Cheek appearing in an awkward video on Facebook in which Hazard made a strip tease joke.

But the laughs ended when Chelsea fans clicked through to details on how they could buy a replica of the new strip.

Those wanting an exact replica of the shirt that the Chelsea first-team will be wearing next term - officially named the Chelsea Home Adi Zero Shirt - will have to pay €113. Want a name on the back? That'll be an extra €13.80. What about the official Premier League badge? Add €6 more.

It brings the total for the shirt to an eye-watering €134.80.

Those wanting to wear the entire strip would have to pay €38 for shorts and €19 for socks, meaning a grand total of €189.

The cost of the shirt has been met with derision on social media, with former player Stan Collymore among those to express a view...

(© Independent News Service)

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