The Rolling Stones team up with Umbro for Wales football shirt
‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ they might have sung, but if it’s a Rolling Stones Wales football shirt you’re after then you’re in luck.
The legendary rockers have teamed up with sportswear brand Umbro for a quirky collaboration that sees Mick Jagger painting it red, instead of black.
The football shirt, which retails for £35, sees the Welsh dragon replaced with the Stones trademark ‘Lips’ motif.
The shirt is part of a Euro 2020-linked fashion and lifestyle collection that includes Wales, Scotland and England clothing.
So whether you’re a fan of Jumping Jack Flash, Dan James, or having your 19th Nervous Breakdown watching Wales in the Euros, there’s satisfaction guaranteed with these Welsh rock ‘n’ roll football shirts.
The clothing range is on sale under the name RS no.9 Carnaby label. Initially sold at the band’s flagship store at 9 Carnaby Street, London, it went on sale online this week via Umbro’s UK website.
Welsh broadcaster and Wales football fan Jonny Owen said: “It’s pretty cool for the Stones to do a Wales top. One of the greatest bands ever tipping their hat to our magnificent football team. It shows how far we’ve come for such a cool brand to want to do something like this.”
Michael Scholz, general manager of Umbro in the UK, added: “To say we are excited about working with arguably the biggest British band on the planet would be an understatement. Football and culture run through our veins. The opportunity to celebrate both with The Rolling Stones this summer is very special.”
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First Stones record I remember was COME ON! Any fan listening to that tune, with off-the – beat handclaps, could get a really good chant going. Have fun!
Sounds a tad pretentious and vain
I’m not a flag saluter and the Welsh flag is really just a crest used by the FUB King Henry VIII Tudur (Welsh only when it suited him), so it doesn’t mean a huge amount to me either way. But this does seem to suggest that respect for our heritage and nationhood can be commodified.