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colour splash A joke or innovative? Tottenham's eye-catching new away kit divides opinion

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Tottenham's new kit has caused a stir (Clive Rose/PA)

Tottenham's new kit has caused a stir (Clive Rose/PA)

Tottenham's new kit has caused a stir (Clive Rose/PA)

It is a football kit that is hard to ignore and tricky to evaluate, with Tottenham's new away kit dividing opinion after its release.

With star man Harry Kane notably absent from the publicity images as doubts over his future at Spurs continue, Heung-Min Son has been used to promote the kit that was given this description on the club's website.

"With a bold, vibrant look, the new kit puts future creators at the heart of its design, with an expressive print that represents collective creativity from local minds," they wrote.

"The dark base of the jersey acts as the perfect canvas for the progressive design, with its vibrancy accentuated by blue trim detail and a Venom Green Nike Swoosh, Club crest and sponsor logos. The shirt is complemented by black shorts and socks.

"The kits that will be worn on the pitch, as well as the replica shirts available for supporters to buy, are constructed with 100 per cent recycled polyester fabric, which is made from recycled plastic bottles. This creates kits that helps to deliver peak performance with a lower impact on the environment."

It is certainly innovative, but some of the comments on the Spurs Twitter feed suggest it is not going to be to everyone's taste, with respected commentator Rob Palmer a little confused as he tweeted:

Other fans suggested Nike were mocking Spurs by handing them an away kit that is certain to inspire some ridicule from their rivals.

Yet it might turn out to be a big hit with youngsters and with Nike needing the kit to sell to justify their huge investment in a kit deal with Spurs, they will hope their innovative design is popular with its target audience.

One thing is for sure, Spurs will not be missed when they are playing away matches this season.

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