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Tigers Family reacts to kit unveiling

Leicester Tigers fans have shared their thoughts on the club's 2018/19 home and alternate kits across social media following the official unveiling on Friday ahead of the new season.

As well as supporters, Tigers official partners and many members of the rugby world have also had their say on the new-look home shirt and 'Deep Purple' away kit inspired by the iconic rock song 'Smoke On The Water' which has long been the tune to welcome the players on to the Welford Road pitch on matchdays at the historic Leicester rugby venue.

See what the rugby and Tigers Family have had to say below:

On Facebook, supporter Beckii Hill kept it short and sweet with her reaction when she posted: "Love it! πŸ˜"

Meanwhile, also on Facebook, Robert Cross was already planning to add the new kits to his collection of jerseys: "Might have to get one with my birthday money," he posted.

It wasn't to everybody's taste though, with Facebook fan Brian Hassell admitting it wasn't for him, albeit not completely ruling out his approval, "Not a fan might grow on me but i doubt it," he replied to a post from the club's official account seeking the thoughts of supporters.

Elsewhere, in responses posted across Twitter, it was as expected a mixed bag of both approvals and disapprovals from Tigers supporters but - in the majority - a positive feeling from the worldwide rugby family including the Gallagher Premiership's broadcaster partner BT Sport.

"The new @LeicesterTigers home kit is looking πŸ‘Œ," they tweeted with a supporting image of the new kit being modelled by players Manu Tuilagi and Telusa Veainu.

Matthew Lane, well known to many members of the Tigers Family, was one of many supporters to express approval of the new-look and 'Deep Purple' inspired alternate strip after he tweeted, "Very nice kit."

Lane was joined by a host of supporters posting about the purple and white strip, including Sally Wenham, who responded to the official launch with, "That alternate kit is a MUST!!!" on Twitter.

Pleasing everyone is never easy though and it appears wasn't the case this season with Twitter user Richard Brian Young saying, "Yeah, this is awful" without any real detail supporting his views.

Official club partners also joined the chorus of many across social media expressing their views on the Tigers kit, including Mattioli Woods [pictured above], Breedon, LeoVegas and official club supplier Kukri.

Coco Fuzion, who are not featured on the strip but have been playing a key role in keeping the squad hydrated during the off-season in the scorching heat, even went as far to post that they "loved it" on the coconut water company's official Twitter account.

You can have your say on the brand-new kits as well, in response to the club's posts across official social media channels or by using the #StrongerInStripes hashtag which this season has been used in support of both the launch of the home and alternate strips as well as Season Ticket and Membership offerings in a bid to unite the Tigers Family - who show their stripes each week in support of the team - ahead of the fast approaching 2018/19 campaign.

To see the new-look kit click here or visit the Leicester Tigers official social media accounts.