Ipswich Town’s new away kit bears striking resemblance to Barcelona’s famous shirt

Luke Chambers models the new Ipswich Town away kit for 2015/16.

Luke Chambers models the new Ipswich Town away kit for 2015/16. - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Town have launched their new kits for the 2015/16 season, with the away strip bearing a striking resemblance to the famous shirt of Spanish giants Barcelona.

The Suffolk side – who face rivals Norwich City in a Championship play-off semi-final second leg at Carrow Road on Saturday – will wear blue and red vertical stripes, with a yellow trim, on their travels.

The new blue home kit has a white collar and thin pin stripes, while the keeper will wear all green.

All three strips were unveiled at a special launch event at Cineworld, Ipswich this evening, around 200 fans having won the chance to see them first.

Retail manager Lee Hyde said: “We’ve been working on them with adidas for 18 months now, so a lot of hard work has gone into it. Hopefully the fans like what they see and we will be interested to see what the feedback is after tonight’s event.”

Managing director Ian Milne said: “Following our first great season back with adidas, where our retail sales went up over 50% as compared to 2013/14, Ipswich Town are very proud to launch its 2015/16 season home and away first-team shirts.

“The squad are again very excited to be wearing the new kit and we know our fans will want to be wearing these latest designs, not only because they look fantastic but also perform to a very high standard due to the quality adidas provide.”

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Ipswich Town will continue to wear their current kit for the remainder of this campaign.

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