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Celtic released their next kit yesterday and the fans aren't happy...

By Adam McKendry

Celtic unveiled their new home kit for the 2018/19 season yesterday and, unsuprisingly, it's the usual green and white hooped jersey that will be worn at Parkhead next season.

The shirt was launched by Celtic captain Scott Brown along with stars Moussa Dembele, Leigh Griffiths and Kieran Tierney, while Celtic Ladies player Kelly Clark was also on hand to release the new kit.

However, there's one very key difference that fans are not happy about.

For the first time, the hoops don't go all the way around the shirt, they're broken up by a white band underneath each sleeve - and fans can't believe this is the case, with plenty taking to Twitter to air their disappointment.

"HOOPS!!!!....The clues in the name... You'd one job", wrote user Ali Broon, while Kevin Sinclair added, "Get the sleeves sorted", and Martin Harrison agreed, posting: "Need to sort the sleeves out".

Some even went as far as to say they weren't going to get the new shirt out of frustration to the new design.

"Not wasting my money on this, first time I will not buy a @CelticFC top in over Thirty years, sad day for me", user DazzaMonkey wrote.

There were some who saw the potential in the jersey, Ligan Janier saying: "It's a good kit but just fix the broken hoops and it's perfect", however some compared it to the strip of a certain English club in the lower tiers.

"Not to bad but looks like a cheap Yeovil Town kit", said Josh Spence, with @smiffyago agreeing by saying: “Sorry, it looks like a Yeovil Town strip with a Celtic badge”.

However, there were some who liked the new jersey, with Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko posting a picture of the shirt on his personal account captioned with two emojis with hearts for eyes.

User Marty D had a high opinion of it, posting: "A tell ye what! I'm gonna look good in that strip, it's a whopper." Viva Brigada added: "The new strip is a belter.."

Celtic captain Scott Brown was very complimentary of the new kit, however, and admitted he thought the design was spot on from manufacturers New Balance.

"That moment when you first try on the new kit is always really exciting," he said at the launch. "Everything from the design to the inspiration behind the kit is absolutely spot on this year.

"For more than 10 years I have had the honour of pulling on the famous Celtic jersey. As a Celtic fan and player I can’t wait to play in this new kit and see how it goes down with our supporters."

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