Leinster and their kit suppliers, Castore, have found themselves in an embarrassing situation with their new jerseys for the upcoming 2023/24 season. Images of the jersey featuring five stars instead of the correct four stars have been circulating on social media, causing quite a stir among fans.
The stars on the jerseys are meant to represent the number of Champions Cup titles won by Leinster. However, it seems that somewhere along the line, someone made a blunder and added an extra star. The error was not only caught by eagle-eyed fans but also by rugby website Rucked, who promptly took to Twitter to share the images.
The photoshopped jerseys quickly became a topic of ridicule online, with some fans amusingly suggesting that Leinster had been awarded a “sympathy star” after losing two finals. Others even took the time to analyze the images and point out the areas where the fifth star had been digitally removed.
Interestingly, despite the mishap, other official images on both Leinster and Castore’s websites show the correct number of stars on the jersey. This only adds to the confusion surrounding the mistake, leaving fans scratching their heads.
While the blunder may be a cause for embarrassment for Leinster and Castore, it has undoubtedly provided some lighthearted entertainment for rugby enthusiasts. Social media has been abuzz with jokes and comments about the mishap, proving that fans have not lost their sense of humor.
It remains to be seen how Leinster and Castore will address the situation, whether by releasing a statement or correcting the mistake. Regardless, this blunder serves as a reminder that even the most prestigious sports teams can occasionally make mistakes. Let’s hope that Leinster’s performance on the pitch in the upcoming season will overshadow this jersey mishap and bring the club more success to add to their already impressive trophy cabinet.
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