Kasabian play up for England
Apparently, there's some big football event this year - apart from the mighty Carlisle United's forthcoming trip to Wembley that is. On Monday night, Kasabian launched the new England away shirt in front of 2000 French fans at their gig at the Paris Olympia theatre. A minor diplomatic incident was avoided by the swift intervention of the top man at the Embassy.
Here are three facts about the new shirt:
# The front panel of the shirt is designed for comfort and therefore contains a high cotton content. It also features a sloping neck to increase ventilation to the player’s body
# The back and side fabric includes a mesh to help ventilation and to take moisture away from the player’s skin
# The sleeves, inspired by the 1966 England kit, have a high elastane content which allows maximum player movement
The new kit will be available for parents and men with beer bellies to buy from 3 March.