Crystal Palace FC have launched their new home kit, ahead of the 2017/18 season, which features Lewisham and Croydon, as well as the other three boroughs that make up South London (Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark) – on the back of the shirt.
Players Christian Benteke, Wilfied Zaha, Scott Dann, Jason Puncheon and Andros Townsend were photographed in the kit.
The photoshoot that took place in Crystal Palace Park’s ‘secret subway’ – one of the last remaining structures from the Crystal Palace which burnt down in 1936.
Chairman Steve Parish said, “We are incredibly proud of our south London roots and wanted to celebrate this in our new home kit design.”
The new kit has been designed by Macron, with an official shirt sponsor to be announced before the start of the next campaign.
Crystal Palace narrowly avoided relegation from the Premier League this season, with an upturn of form following the arrival of ex-England manager Sam Allardyce, and on-loan Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho. They eventually finished 14th, seven points ahead of the relegation places.
Their survival in the Premier League was confirmed after a 4-0 win at Hull City on the penultimate weekend of the season.
The new kit has been well received by fans on social media.
New Crystal Palace kit is a madness, fully look like Barcelona 😂
— Saint (@sfcarmina) 19 May 2017
— George Gilliland (@georgeclive92) 19 May 2017