In the latest issue of League Express newspaper, one reader – Geoffrey Williams from Chester – sent in a letter expressing his disappointment at the small number of Super League sides playing in their traditional kits.
Here’s the message in full:
I watched my team Widnes defeat local rivals Warrington recently and what a game it proved to be.
It was almost like old times, played in a great atmosphere and, although we got off to a flying start and were comfortably in the lead by the break, a resurgent Warrington refused to lie down, responding in the second half with some exciting and entertaining football to keep the home crowd on the edge of our seats to the final whistle.
What a pleasure it was to witness both teams playing in their traditional kits, unlike so many clubs who appear not to care about the colours their players turn out in.
Switch on the box and one would be hard pressed to guess just who is playing whom nowadays. Why do Hull FC appear to prefer playing in blue, rather than their traditional black and white strip, even when there is no colour clash? And have the mighty Wigan now totally abandoned cherry and white hoops?
A brief glance through League Express will confirm the same sad scenario, with teams virtually unidentifiable in all manner of bizarre outfits, in preference to their traditional kits.
The RFL should state, loud and clear, that traditional team colours are not for sale.
Our game has lost so much of its heritage and so many of our traditions since the arrival of Super League.
Are club colours about to suffer the same fate?
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