New Scotland kit reflects country's tradition of twee indie music
SCOTLAND’S new away kit represents the country’s history of producing delicate indie music for manchildren, according to the SFA.
The strip was launched on Wednesday to a fanfare of jangly guitars and a maudlin rendition of Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken by Camera Obscura.
As well as a pink and yellow hooped shirt and socks, Scottish players will also be issued with an anorak, a pair of thick-rimmed glasses held together with Sellotape, and a dream journal.
An SFA spokesman said: “From The Pastels to BMX Bandits to Belle & Sebastian, Scotland has long been a global leader in wistful disappointment, thanks to our natural abundance of sexless, pasty-faced introverts.
“This kit stands for being obsessed with a girl who doesn’t know you exist, walking through the rain feeling melancholy but strangely uplifted, and writing excruciating love poetry well into your twenties.
“It’s just what you’d expect from the nation that gave the world Teenage Fanclub, Dogs Die In Hot Cars, and Pat Nevin.”
The shirt, available in all sizes from S to XXXS, is made from high-tech microfibres that absorb, reflect and magnify the wearer’s crippling self-doubt.
It should ideally be viewed in Kelvingrove Park in the early autumn sunshine, but kit manufacturer Adidas has reassured fans that it can also be enjoyed through the viewfinder of a Super 8 camera.
Self-declared ‘bowlie kid’ Wayne Hayes said: “It’s not knitted, which is ridiculous. Frankly I preferred their early stuff.”