Huddersfield Town confirm fake shirt
Club could still face FA punishment over heavily-branded kit despite claiming it as a PR stunt
By Blake Welton
Last Updated: 19/07/19 6:36pm
Huddersfield Town have confirmed the heavily-branded kit worn during a pre-season friendly at Rochdale is a fake.
The club, relegated from the Premier League last season, caused a social media storm by unveiling a shirt with a huge sash across it with new sponsors 'Paddy Power' written down it.
But Huddersfield have released a statement confirming it was a PR stunt in collaboration with the Irish bookmaker as part of an initiative backing a move towards unbranded football kits.
The actual 2019/20 home kit will still feature Huddersfield's traditional blue and white stripes but with their new title sponsor relinquishing the space on the front.
Clubs are only allowed one single area on the front of a shirt not exceeding 200 square centimetres for a sponsor - with used shirt at Rochdale clearly contravening this.
An FA spokesperson said: "The FA has clear Kit & Advertising regulations for all club matchday kits.
"If we believe that any club has breached these rules we will look into the matter and, if required, will take the appropriate action.
"We have contacted Huddersfield Town about their 2019/20 kit to seek their observations."
Huddersfield revealed on Friday that the fake shirts worn by their players against Rochdale are to be auctioned off to raise money for three local charities.