Southampton fans react as club finally announces release date for new away kit

Southampton finally announced on Friday that this season’s delayed away kit is due to go on sale this week, and Saints fans were quick to react to the news.

The blue and yellow shirt was revealed earlier in the summer, but an issue for manufacturer Under Armour meant that the release of the jersey has been delayed since then, and it won’t be available to buy for the St Mary’s faithful until nearly a month after their Premier League campaign kicked off.

It is just the latest in a long line of disappointments for the south coast outfit, and they will be hoping things improve on the pitch and they can pick up their first league win this term when they face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Southampton supporters took to social media to have their say on the much-anticipated kit news, and while one said “about time”, many others simply said “finally”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…