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24 September 2021

Terriers in navy kit with black socks at Swansea City

- Huddersfield Town in the navy shirt at Swansea City
- Kit will also feature the black socks from the home kit
- This considers Colour Vision Deficiency & EFL rules

The Huddersfield Town players will wear the navy shirt and shorts with black socks at Swansea City tomorrow, as the Club lends extra consideration to fans with Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD).

After our opening day draw at Derby County, in which the Terriers wore the green third kit, the Club received feedback from supporters with CVD about the difficulty they had distinguishing between the two sets of players.

Eyes absorb red, green, and blue light, and with CVD, one type doesn’t operate normally. Colour Vision Deficiency affects 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women, which means up to 6% of people at a game can be affected, including players, fans, staff, media, and emergency services.

EFL kit regulations will not allow clashes in sock colours, and you cannot register any other colour than the three you have at the start of the season. Accordingly, we chose to wear the green kit at Derby as our white socks with the navy change strip clashed with Derby’s home socks.

With Swansea City wearing a white shirt and white socks, we will wear the black socks from the home kit with our navy shirts and shorts this weekend, with the above in mind.

We’d like to thank our friends at Level Playing Field for working with the Club on this matter and helping to enhance our understanding of CVD.

You can read more from on Colour Blind Awareness in sport HERE.

You can purchase a replica of the navy kit online now – click HERE!

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