Frankfurt/Main (dpa) – At the presentation of the new home jerseys for all national teams of the German Football Association, there was confusion about the lettering “The Team” on the textile label on the collar.
“The lettering ‘The Team’ can only be seen on the authentic jersey,” said the sporting goods manufacturer Adidas, who designed the jerseys. At the end of July, the DFB announced that it would no longer use this designation for the German men’s selection due to fan criticism.
“The decision not to use the lettering ‘The Team’ will of course be taken into account in future collections,” said Adidas spokesman Oliver Brüggen. “Basically, the creation of a collection takes about two years. We are in regular contact with the DFB.” The fact that the lettering is on the professional shirts has to do with the long lead time in the production of these jerseys, which were already finished when the DFB announced that they would not do so.
The company from Herzogenaurach pointed out that, in contrast to the authentic jersey for the soccer professionals, there is no textile label with the lettering on the fan shirts.
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