Aberdeen have finally unveiled their away kit for the 2021/22 season.
A graphic showing the design of the kit, as well as blurry pictures of forwards Christian Ramirez and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas modelling the new top, had been doing the rounds on social media for weeks – with the Red Army left desperate for confirmation of this season’s change strip.
New signing “JET” had been teasing supporters in recent days over the big reveal, promising an “official” unveiling of the design in all its glory this morning.
He did not let them down:
— JET ✈️ (@OfficialJET10) July 27, 2021
With similar navy and gold colouring, the away shirt appears to be a nod to the likes of the 1993/94 Umbro A-Fab away top – which was navy with gold stripes – and the 1994/96 Umbro Northsound away kit, which was navy blue with gold and red flashes on the shoulder.
Victoria United, one of the three clubs brought together to form the modern Aberdeen Football Club in 1903, played in blue.
The new way strip has been met with a positive reception on social media:
That's actually very smart JET! And yes I hate when people spoil it for others too well said!
— DouglasHorneLFC92 🏴 (@Enrohd_1992) July 27, 2021
pretty exceptional how sexy this strip is https://t.co/S2f9b2tuzZ
— Andy (@andysmith867) July 27, 2021
That is a thing of beauty
— Callum (@CallumMelvin20) July 27, 2021
— Matt Maclachlan (@kizaer) July 27, 2021
Do like it for sure
— Frazer Gunn (@Fraz180) July 27, 2021
Really nice strip 👏🏼
— Jody Gordon 🐑 (@JodyKGordon) July 27, 2021
One of the nicest away strips for a long time.
— Stewart 🇦🇹🏴 (@stewartfisher) July 27, 2021
Aberdeen’s home shirt was released earlier in the summer, with Stephen Glass’ team wearing it in a competitive game for the first time in their 5-1 Europa Conference League qualifying win over Sweden’s BK Hacken last Thursday.