With Wales’ Autumn squad announced this week, expectation (and in some cases trepidation) about the soon to be launched new Macron jerseys has also been at fever pitch – and if social media is to be believed, the new-look jersey will not be for the traditionalists.
In the aftermath of the Wales squad release, a picture started circulating on social media purporting to be the new Wales kit for 2020/21, and its quite a departure.
Broadly similar in template to the Macron design Scotland wore last year, the shirt is red of course, with white and green trim on the low-profile collar, but that’s where things get screwy.
The body of the design has an interesting ‘crazy paving’ texture to it, while the sleeves appear to have a large stylised dragon head on each side… we often bemoan that test jerseys are a bit too safe but this is absolutely not what we meant.
So is it legit? We don’t think so – and we certainly hope not. Something about the design choices just feel too risky for Macron, especially at test level, and we can’t see the WRU signing off on a design this polarising when there’s been so much negativity around the Macron deal among fans anyway.
We think this is much more likely to be a fake – though it must be said, one that’s been executed with no small amount of skill. We’ll find out for sure in a few weeks…