Newcastle have Just released their new home kit for next season in the Premier League.
The club have also announced the new kit sponsor – FUN88 – a Chinese gaming company founded in 2008.
This is what Newcastle have just published on the web-site
Far Eastern gaming company FUN88 has become the primary partner of Newcastle United.
As part of a three-year agreement, FUN88 will feature proudly on the club’s famous black and white stripes, starting with an historic season as the club celebrates its 125th anniversary.
The partnership was officially confirmed in a special online video, with legendary players and members of the current squad joining forces to display the club’s 2017-18 PUMA home kit.
FUN88 will be supporting fan initiatives in Newcastle, nationally and overseas, with more to be revealed in due course.
Founded in 2008, FUN88 has a significant online following in Asia and offers sports betting, live casinos, slots and keno games in multiple languages.
This is what Nathan Walker – Director at FUN88 had to say:
“We are looking forward to engaging with the club’s huge fan-base, both in Newcastle and worldwide.
“We are exited about the next three years and are looking forward to the 2017-2018 Premier League season.”
This is what Newcastle Managing Director lee Charnley said about the deal:
“We have worked closely with PUMA to deliver a design that celebrates our history.”
“The anniversary crest, simplicity of the design and the red numbers on the back of the shirt are just small touches that make it a special kit for a milestone season.”
Here’s the video Newcastle put out on the new strip.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) May 15, 2017
DeAndre Yedlin wearing the new kit
Dwight Gayle seems delighted with the new kit
When I first saw Newcastle play back in 1949 the lads wore red numbers on the back of their shirts, so it’s nice to see them go back to that – I always thought the red numbers looked great!