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Rangers fans are raising eyebrows over Castore's latest Ibrox offering

Rangers retail partners Castore’s latest offering has been raising a few eyebrows as a maroon hoodie goes on sale via The Rangers Store.

The Ibrox side’s retailers have revolutionised the club’s retail department as part of a long-term deal signed in the summer believed to be worth in the region of £25m [Scotsman].

Rangers fans have largely taken to the Ibrox club’s new kit designs this season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers fans have rushed to get the latest merchandise from the “premium” sportswear brand since they took over at Ibrox with 100k of their bespoke designs selling by the beginning of August.

The retail deal hasn’t been without its issues ranging from problems with delivery, to customer service, to quality control, but over the piece, the retailer has been a breath of fresh air.

However, this new maroon Rangers Garcia hoodie – priced at a very steep £170 – has raised a few eyebrows with the colour traditionally being associated with Hearts:

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Whilst the £170 is certainly a steep price, Castore charges it because of a special fabric in the Garcia hoodies which make them completely waterproof.

This release hasn’t gone down anywhere near as well as the retailer’s last product, with many Rangers fans loving the release of a special new retro kit.

There have been issues with Castore but the bespoke designs on all three of the club’s jerseys have gathered a strong commercial response. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The top – which will be used in select matches this season and is a throwback to the Rangers strips of yore – went down considerably better than this Tynecastley number.

It’s not the first time Castore has been in the press this week either; the retailer was speaking to Forbes about the deal with Rangers and their ambitions for the future.

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