‘New and alternative club strips can often give footy fans something to look forward to during a long off-season, but the New Zealand Warriors might go back to the drawing board if the response to one of their new looks is anything to go by.
The Warriors might not have expected such a passionate response to the reveal of a special jersey they’ll wear when they play a one-off game against Canterbury in Wellington next season.
The yellow and black checked design, made to reflect the ‘traditional Wellington colours of yellow and black’, the kit also take inspiration from the ‘Kiwi bush shirt’.
Unfortunately for the Warriors, the unique look was not a hit among fans.
Some compared the strip to something Humphrey Bear might don, while another questioned why they had been ‘cursed with vision’ after seeing it.
WHY WAS I CURSED WITH THE POWER OF VISION?!!!! https://t.co/pz4rDeDMAH— The Duke (@Thinwhytduke) November 11, 2019
This is the worst jersey ever made, and Canterbury have had some shockers in the past— Offseason Slog (@thaidaynightfb) November 11, 2019
Mate didn’t you know the @NRL are doing a teatowel Jersey round— Todd Greasley (@ToddGreasley) November 11, 2019
Just like the team's performance last year....this has to be some sort of joke....Please— Jimmie (@redjimmie1981) November 11, 2019
‘Worst in the history of the sport’ is probably a bit harsh, but hey - who are we to judge?
David Fifita returns home after jail stint
David Fifita says he's "learnt a big lesson" after arriving safely in Brisbane following a three-day stint in a Bali jail.
The Brisbane NRL star arrived in Brisbane early on Tuesday and was greeted by his mother Gwen and club CEO Paul White before giving a short statement to media.
The holidaying 19-year-old allegedly hit a Bali nightclub security guard while riding on the back of a scooter early on Saturday morning and spent the next two nights in the same clothes after being arrested.
Facing more than two years in jail for assault, White confirmed that Fifita had to pay compensation out of his own pocket to reach a peace settlement with the complainant.