The Red Pants enter the 2021/22 season with a new outfit. However, it appears that there was an embarrassing mistake – which is now leading to a weeks delay.
It’s that time again every summer: football clubs present their new jerseys, with which they want to look for goals, points and trophies next season. Fans are excited about the new look, and suppliers are looking forward to strong sales.
That’s actually what it should have been like at a Hamburger SV – but there seems to be an embarrassing mistake in the new blue and black shirts with the red pants. This was reported by “Bild”. Accordingly, Adidas mistakenly printed the logo of the Emirates airline, which ended its sponsorship in 2020 after a career of 14 years. The current sponsor’s logo, Orthomol, is correctly printed on the traditional white house shirts, which are also new.
Since a second division team with the wrong sponsor will not be allowed to appear, the white home shirt will have to be used for the coming weeks – and it could take longer. Because according to BILD, adidas will not be able to deliver the “correct” away shirts until match day 5 (August 28).
Initially in Schalke, it suits the white shirt
After all, the white shirt already fits the first day of the new second division season this Friday at FC Schalke 04 – S04 traditionally plays in royal blue at home. In the following matches against Dynamo Dresden (1 August), in the DFB Cup against Eintracht Braunschweig and in other league matches against St. Pauli (13 August) and Darmstadt (22 August), HSV will wear the accumulated white jerseys.
Orthomol replaced Emirates last season – according to reports, the company specializing in nutritional supplements for hamburgers pays up to 2 million euros per season.