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COLOUR VISION DEFICIENCY FACTORED INTO KIT AT FULHAM

18 February 2022

Club News

COLOUR VISION DEFICIENCY FACTORED INTO KIT AT FULHAM

18 February 2022

Town to again wear different combination of kit on Saturday afternoon

- Huddersfield Town to wear navy shirt with white shorts at Fulham
- Kit selected to factor in fans with Colour Vision Deficiency
- Feedback from opening day draw at Derby considered in this choice

Town’s players will again wear the navy shirt with white shorts and black socks at Fulham on Saturday afternoon having first done so at Preston North End, as the Club lends extra consideration to fans with Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD).

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

Duane Holmes Derby away 16_9.jpg

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.

Combining EFL kit regulations with consideration for fans with CVD, we will wear the navy away shirts with white home shorts and black home socks at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon.

This follows on from both the away game at Swansea City earlier this season - when we wore the navy change strip with black socks with CVD in mind - and our recent trip to Deepdale to face Preston North End, where we wore the combination of navy away shirts, white shorts and black socks.

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

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