August 19, 2014 4:12 pm

Fans feeling blue over new Bombers jerseys

WINNIPEG -It’s a bold new jersey that’s supposed to celebrate everything Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

But most fans want it packed back into the box it came in.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers unveiled their new CFL Signature uniforms Tuesday. The jerseys are dark blue and have light blue digital camouflage on the sleeves but not one stitch of the team’s famous gold colour.

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“I’m not sure if everyone will be on board with not having any gold on it,” said Bombers defensive end Jason Vega. “It’s a really good change-up.”

The Bombers gave fans a sneak peek at their new colours Monday by wearing their helmets during practice. The light blue, grey and black camouflage print over a dark blue helmet drew a ton of criticism. The majority of people hated the new helmets, with many comparing them to bowling balls or a picture of a weather radar system.

The CFL has partnered with Reebok to design new uniforms for the entire league. Winnipeg is the fifth team to unveil it’s look.

“The Blue Bombers Signature Jersey embodies the fresh attitude of this year’s team with a new, striking design that connects deeply with our Believe in Blue motto,” said David Hawthorne, Winnipeg Blue Bombers senior director of marketing. “The bold style of our Signature line is one of our four jerseys in our set, is military inspired and we’re pleased to offer our fans an innovative look that we believe will appeal to people of all ages for many different reasons.”

The Bombers (5-3) will debut the uniforms during Friday’s home game against the Montreal Alouettes (1-6).

Winnipeg will wear the new jerseys once this season.

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