FOOTBALL bosses were left angry after images of England’s World Cup kit were leaked.
The home and away kits were due to be unveiled by Nike on Thursday but due to the death of The Queen, the Football Association asked for them to be released next Wednesday.
An FA Spokesman: “We are disappointed that images of the new England World Cup kits have been published online before the official launch date.
“With the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, Nike has delayed the UK launch of the new kits until Wednesday 21 September. We will not publish further details about these kits until then.”
Nike send images of kits to some retailers weeks before launch days.
But the manufacturer forgot to tell Pro Direct about the delayed release and the images briefly ended up on the internet before being taken down.
Other World Cup kits from various nations were released on Thursday, but none have caused a stir like the Three Lions’ strip.
The new home kit has annoyed some due to it featuring blue on a white shirt – contrary to England’s traditional red and white look.
Some supporters even compared it to a Sports Direct knock-off.
The same colours also feature on the shorts and socks of the full kit, but fans were far from pleased with them.
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The announcement post also revealed 13 new kits from the various nations Nike manufacture kits for, including France, Netherlands, and Portugal.
Portugal’s kit was also leaked online earlier this week and has been decried as a “pyjama top”.
Meanwhile, Adidas have also released their kits for the likes of Argentina, Spain and Germany.