TOTTENHAM Hotspur players will line up in 2014/15 wearing a long shirt that barely covers their groins, it has been revealed.
The new kit consists of a baggy thigh-length shirt in classic Tottenham white, above smart white knee socks.
The lack of shorts has caused some consternation among fans, but the club has defended the design as a crucial money-saving measure.
Chairman Daniel Levy said: “These new kits represent a 30% saving on shiny polyester costs, funds that we can use to buy yet more central midfielders who aren’t as good as Luka Modric.
“Plus, Spurs players will experience less wind resistance and chafing, which will give us the edge over teams who merely wish they could experience a soothing breeze around their inner thighs.”
Tottenham fan Tom Logan said: “All my mates laughed at me when I turned up for a kickabout in the new kit.
“Although they laughed at me last season too, so it might be less to do with the lack of shorts and more the whole Spurs thing.”
Levy added that any players concerned about the lack of modesty afforded by the new kits could simply wear a pair of official Tottenham Hotspur pants with ‘Le Coq Sportif’ emblazoned across the crotch.