Pink away kit for 2014/15 can reveal that the Iron will play in a luminous pink away kit next season, after opting against a red and white striped design.

The club decided on the colour switch after criticism that this year’s away and third strips are in the colours of local rivals Hull City and Grimsby Town.

A club spokesperson exclusively told “We have decided to make the change after criticism we received from the fans this year.

“Although some fans really liked the luminous orange and white strips, unfortunately a lot of fans did not.

“We realise that we are changing the kits quite often but we would like to make fans aware that the Club’s charter, released in around 2004, is now obsolete and we will continue to change the shirts every season to maximize our revenue.”

The club revealed they were looking at the possibility of a red and white striped shirt, but were worried the Football League would deem it to clash with the new claret and blue home strip.

“We were looking at a couple of samples of possible new kits in the club shop and a fan reacted angrily when he saw a red and white shirt with the 2d badge on.

“He was fuming suggesting this would complete the ‘hat trick’ of local rival colours, so we’ve decided on the pink kit with the 2D badge.

“This will also ensure there is no colour clash and no need for a third strip next season.

“Hopefully the fans will love it, but we can’t please everyone”, the spokesperson added.

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Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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