It’s not every day that Rangers fans react positively to another side’s kit, let alone one from a fellow Scottish club.
But after Dundee launched a special red third kit in homage to Scottish army regiment the Black Watch, the Ibrox fans have stood to applaud.
Launched in partnership with the Black Watch Association and Armed Forces Charity SSAFA, the kit launch has gone down well with Rangers supporters, even though it’s a Dundee strip.
— ❤️🤍💙Manda💙🤍❤️ (@xxtigger_ukxx) November 21, 2019
As a Rangers fan and former soldier of The Black Watch, I have to applaud this kit. Stunning 👀😍👏🏼👏🏼
— James Gilmour (@GilmourJames) November 21, 2019
Nice kit. Hope it sells. Takes balls to release something that divides opinion pic.twitter.com/eNhLmVOStI
— Ali (@aygomyownroad) November 21, 2019
— davey’s (@ibroxorgolf) November 21, 2019
@scottytthomson sick kit tbf
— M O Y E S Y 🤙🏻 (@rossmoyes7) November 21, 2019
Top class from the Dee! 👏🏻
— David Whyte (@DavidWhyte1982) November 21, 2019
— Robert Alexander (@robalex72) November 21, 2019
The shirt includes a special Black Watch badge, imprints of servicemen on the front and the castle on the lower back.
The motto ‘Nemo Me Impune Lacessit’ (“No One Provokes Me With Impunity”) is also displayed on the neck at the back of the shirt.
SSAFA is the UK’s oldest military charity which provides lifelong support those currently serving, veterans and their families at the time of need.
SSAFA provides financial, practical and emotional support to the Armed Forces community through its network of volunteers across the UK, including the local Dundee and Angus SSAFA branch.
The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) Association was founded in 1873. It was reshaped in 1919 in the aftermath of the First World War when the founding fathers established an organisation to help the thousands of men who had served in that conflict.
It has stood the test of time by supporting soldiers and their families as they face the unique challenges of their Army service.
Dundee will wear the kit for the first time against Ayr United on the 11th of January with 10% of sales on the jerseys added to the eventual total raised for the SSAFA and Black Watch Association come to the end of the season.