Burnley Puma Home Shirt 2011/12
Championship side Burnley have launched their new 2011/12 home kit manufactured by Puma.
The new home shirt features a claret shirt with a light blue v-neck and sleeves with claret sleeve hems. The shirt also features two stripes on the shoulders to which the club have also released some details on them which you can read about below. The shirt is complemented with white shorts with claret detail. Fun88, club sponsor, has its logo dominating the front of the shirt.
Puma’s Two Stripes
Puma’s two stripes are inspired by a famous story involving Johan Cruyff, in which during the 1974 World Cup Final, he removed the third stripe from his supplied Netherlands shirt, out of respect and loyalty to his boot sponsor.
Cruyff refused to be associated with Puma’s major competitor and as his country’s captain, talisman and one of the most gifted and inspirational footballers of all time, was relatively confident he wouldn’t be dropped by the team for his actions!
This single show of loyalty is something Puma believe all Burnley fans can relate to, and as such, the two stripes embody and exemplify something far more than a simple design feature.
The ‘King’ name derives from the most iconic football boot associated with Puma’s long football heritage.
The original King boot was worn by Eusebio in 1968 after his heroics as the ‘King of Wembley’ in the World Cup in 1966.
Source (Club Official Website)