Some West Ham fans won’t like watching them play away in 2015-16

Transfer speculation and a lack of signings won’t be the only thing getting fans in a twist in the coming weeks.

As the season creeps every nearer, many clubs are gradually releasing their kits for the campaign ahead.

And having released a new home kit to a very positive reaction last month, West Ham today showed off their brand new away strip in an video featuring new signing Dimitri Payet donning his new ‘armour’.

The kit is designed to be a throwback to the very first years of West Ham United, to mark the final season that the club will be calling the Boleyn Ground their home.

We’ve taken a look around the Twittersphere and it seems that while the first choice colours went down a storm amongst the Irons fanbase, the change strip has met with a very mixed reaction. Some were delighted…

Others offered a very contrasting view…

The throwback design had some clambering to praise the return to a horizontal stripe from a diagonal belt that had graced recent campaigns…

But it was the differing nature in the top and bottom that left many questioning the choice of claret pinstripes and the decision for the club crest to blend in to the blue body.

For some though it may have been more suited to Cheltenham or Ascot than Upton Park…

What do you think of the Hammers’ new away offering? Have you say in the comments box below.

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Ben Stones

Ladbrokes News’ equine expert, Ben likes nothing more than studying the form to pick out a winner or two for our readers. A Journalism and Media Studies graduate from the University of Winchester, Ben has previously written for a number of football and racing blogs and websites, as well as contributing to the sports pages of his home-town newspaper.