Picture: If this is the "New Celtic kit" that's leaked on Twitter, it's an absolute beauty

By Euan Davidson

March 30, 2021

The Celtic home kit for 21-22 has supposedly been revealed by Footy Headlines.

Our first thought: it’s awfully similar to last year’s, but that’s absolutely fine. With a simpler, white round neck reminiscent of the classic 60s offering, there’s no gold or yellow in the design itself. While there’s the famous gold star and yellow on the Dafabet logo, it’s largely a purer, more classic design than in years past.

It’s Celtic’s second year with Adidas, who have a five year deal worth £30m [Herald]. Upon announcement, now-outgoing CEO Peter Lawwell said:

“This is a hugely significant new partnership for Celtic and our supporters and allows us to look to the future with confidence.  To be able to create this fantastic new relationship demonstrates the strength and stability of the Club and the power of our enduring story.”

Celtic supporters love a bit of a throwback, and this kit is exactly that. While critics will argue it’s very similar to the last home kit, there’s never really a huge shock when it comes to the Green and White hoops. If anything, it’s more difficult to get wrong than it isn’t.

By playing it simple here, if we’re to believe this is the real deal, Adidas have played a blinder.

Celtic and Adidas are enjoying a lucrative partnership / (LUKAS BARTH/AFP via Getty Images)

Celtic kit leaks: a little of the lustre is lost, but fans are excited regardless

It’s worth pointing out here that Footy Headlines ran an exclusive on last year’s away kits, and they got it right. In terms of kit leaks, they’re as reliable a resource as it gets.

Personally, I like it, because there’s not much to not like. Again, it’s harder to go wrong with the Hoops. Certainly, companies have tried by accident, but this Adidas effort is top-notch. The clean white stripes on the shoulder don’t interfere too much with the green of the shoulder Hoop, and the white round-neck is divine.

Certainly, we won’t know for sure until the club actually announce the kit’s release. But hey, it’s another thing to look forward to for 21-22.

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