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Germany to wear pink ‘diversity’ kit at Euro 2024 as players and legends hit back at criticism amid England ‘woke’ row

GERMANY have announced they will be wearing a pink away kit for Euro 2024 this summer.

The bold strip, made by Adidas, is said to represent the diversity in Germany.

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Germany will wear a pink and purple away kit for the Euros this summer[/caption]

Germany’s stars have posed in the vibrant kit

Germany will host this summer’s Euros and the German football governing body and manufacturer Adidas are said to have claimed the kit represents the diversity of the German fanbase and wider population.

Die Mansschaft have even launched a promotional video alongside the kit release to rubbish any claims that the outlandish colours shouldn’t be worn by the men’s team.

During the video a voice over claims: “That is not a shirt for legends.”

Before Germany and Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller butts in to say: “Well, let me ask one…”.

He is backed up by German national team legend Rudi Voller, who won the World Cup in 1990, responding: “Well I think it is.”

Other current stars also defend the colour choice in the video as Bayer Leverkusen youngster Florian Wirtz replies to a claim of “That’s not a Germany shirt” by simply responding saying: “It is.”

The kit has been met with pockets of criticism, but the united front from the German national side has been an effort to hit back at those complaints.

While 1974 World Cup winner and Bayern Munich legend Uli Hoeness has labelled criticisms of the shirt as “nonsense”.

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German national team legend Rudi Voller defends the kit in a promotional video

He told German outlet Bild: “These are all things that are complete nonsense! They can play best with a naked upper body and something painted on.

“These are trivial things. The important thing is what happens on the pitch. What they’re wearing is absolutely rubbish. You have to say that clearly.”


The controversy comes at the same time as widespread outrage following Nike’s “playful update” to the St George’s Cross on England’s new home kit.

The design has added a number of different colours to the flag which is represented in a small design element added on the back of players’ collars.

The change has been slammed by a number of former England players including the Three Lions most capped player Peter Shilton who labelled the multi-coloured flag as “woke”.

He said: “This is wrong on every level. I’m totally against it. Including the price that Nike are going to charge.

“It’s woke. If you’re going to put the St George’s Cross on a kit, which obviously Nike have done, then just put it on with the traditional colours. Like the Three Lions, it’s traditional.”

While political figures such as Labour leader Keir Starmer and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak have both spoken out against the kit’s changes.

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Nike have made a small change to the St George’s Cross on the collar of England’s new shirt[/caption]

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