I ATTENDED the Rovers v Liverpool game last night at Ewood Park and was shocked by the significant changes to the new Rovers kit.

The blue is depressingly pale and the vaguely visible halves have been reversed.

I felt I was supporting a different team to the point where found myself not enjoying the football but instead feeling affronted by the changes which are clearly pandering to the new sponsor’s logo.

It is clearly a fashion statement (very nice if I were buying it in a department store for summer wear) but it is not representing Blackburn Rovers.

People will say that light blue is a traditional Rovers colour, which may be true, but the Rovers I have known and supported wholeheartedly for fifty years has a deeper blue.

The club say things like “get behind the shirt” but I cannot get behind this.

You wouldn’t find a club like Liverpool changing to pale pink. The deep red is in that club’s DNA and if they changed it significantly there would be an uproar.

The richer blue of Blackburn Rovers is in my DNA and I find this change an outrage and feel depressed to think that all season I have to support a team I love playing in what is, in my view, a foreign kit.

Keith Orrell (regular BRFC season ticket holder)