Replica kits aren't just big business - they're a source of national pride.
Especially if - as we're all hoping and saying several decades of the rosary for on a daily basis for - Ireland make it to the World Cup next summer. Nobody wants their team to be the laughing stock of the competition with shite jerseys.
With a new kit manufacturer, New Balance, on board for the Irish team, there was speculation about what sort of jersey they'd come up with this time.
We actually think it's not bad at all, but not everyone is enamoured with the new design.
See it below:
— New Balance Football (@NBFootball) August 2, 2017
Can we get it without that stupid big '3' on it?
— Ronan67ðŸŒŸ (@boobers67) August 2, 2017
Worst kit of all time
— James Barrett (@LeesideJim) August 2, 2017
These jerseys are horrendous.
— Séamus McCarthy (@macca7hail_hail) August 2, 2017
— Anthony Mc Guinness (@anthonymcg) August 1, 2017
— Rob Cullen (@robcullen79) August 1, 2017
Even Jeff Hendrick is rolling his eyes at it. https://t.co/Q3LiUOrD3h
— Ronan Murphy (@swearimnotpaul) August 2, 2017