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Wednesday 16 Apr 2014

Scotland away kit: Brian Moore

Scotland football away kit on tshirtinuk.com: Brian Moore, the former England rugby international, criticised for reading transphobic comment that labelled new strip the 'tranny army'



Former England rugby international Brian Moore has found himself the subject of criticism after reading out a comment on a Scottish website while speaking on TalkSPORT, which claimed the national football team’s latest away strip will make the players look like the “tranny Army”.



Moore was co-hosting Thursday’s Alan Brazil Breakfast Show when the Scottish FA released the ghastly new pink and yellow kit. Scrolling through comments left on an article on Scotland newspaper website the Daily Record, Moore read the transphobic slur live on-air which drew criticism from Twitter users.



“I’ve just been looking through some of the tartan army comments on The Daily Record. One said, ‘It’ll suit the tranny army’, which is quite interesting,” said Moore.



Despite the views not being Moore’s own, a TalkSPORT spokesman told gay news service Pinknews.co.uk: “Brian Moore was reading a comment on a Daily Record article about the new Scotland kit, not expressing his own view. However, TalkSPORT would like to apologise for any offence caused.”



One Twitter user expressed their disgust at Moore's words being broadcast on the airwaves.



Disgusted hearing @talkSPORT this morning share joke that new scottish football kit makes players look like the "tranny army" @benjamincohen



; Tara Hewitt (@Tara_Hewitt) February 27, 2014

Moore has a long rivalry with the Scottish on the pitch, having faced the Celt a total of 10 times during his eight-year international career – winning eight with a draw and a loss completing his record.



The kit, which will be worn by Scotland for their 2016 European Championships qualification campaign, drew a mixed reception from fans north of the border.



A spokesman for the West of Scotland Tartan Army was quoted by the Mirror, giving his take on the reaction: “There's mixed reviews of the strip and it has completely divided opinion.”
 
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Sunday 13 Apr 2014

Scotland's away kit: 'A rare occasion, unknown si

Scotland launched their new away kit on Wednesday, a lurid yellow, pink and white hooped number described by the Scotttish FA as "a fun, modern interpretation of one of Scotland's most iconic jerseys" and described by everyone else as the 2014 football shirt equivalent of a packet of Refreshers. Or a Fruit Salad. Or a Zoom lolly. Or some rhubarb and custard sweets. Or a selection of pear drops. Or a fitting tribute to beloved 1980s puppet character Pob.



It may not be quite in the league of Athletic Bilbao blobs in 2004 or La Hoya Lorca's sprout-infested effort of last season but, as the midfielder Scott Brown put it, "It will certainly make us stand out from the crowd."



So then we turned to Guardian column and fashion guru Hadley Freeman for the definitive assessment of the Tartan Army's new threads. "Here we have one of those rare occasions, unknown since the glory days of Beckham, when a fashion moment in football will get more approval from the fashion world than, I strongly suspect, the football one. "Fluro" - the fashion shorthand for fluorescence, try to keep up with the lingo here - is not an especially major trend this summer, at least not in menswear, but that makes the Scotland team's decision to embrace it that much more impressive (quick fashion lesson: following trends is cool, not following them is even cooler.)



"Admittedly, to some untrained eyes, this kit might make the Scotland team resemble an 80s boyband, or possibly S Club 7 in their earliest outings. But to those wearing their fashion goggles, this looks like a delightful, if admittedly unexpected, homage to Marc Jacobs menswear. The hotpink piping around the neckline is especially daring (fashion speak for bizarre and therefore amazing) and the gap between the pink and first yellow stripe is just at nipple height, amping up the camp element to the look. I fully expect the edgiest of male fashion bloggers to be wearing the Scotland kit in the front row of Paris fashion week by tomorrow."

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