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Production error means gold is replaced by bright orange on new strip
Dover Athletic’s new kit hasn’t quite turned out how the club had planned after a human error meant the gold parts were printed in bright orange.
The main kit supplier, Surridge Sports, discovered the problem on delivery of the new strip, which had been printed at a third party factory.
The third kit, which was intended to be gold is, actually, a bright fiery orange. In addition, the same error has resulted in the gold detail on the first choice kit being produced in the same vibrant orange colour.
The mistake was introduced just prior to manufacture, when a Pantone number, one of the systems used for defining specific colours in the printing industry, was incorrectly entered by Surridge Sports staff.
Chairman Jim Parmenter has been in discussion with the supplier over the weekend and after consultation with the team management, back-room staff and players has decided to go ahead with the kit as it is.
He said: “The lead time on a replacement kit is over 10 weeks, this would have had a knock on effect for supporters wanting replicas, and so, we have decided to go ahead with the orange detail on the first choice kit and the third choice orange kit.
“Having shown the kits to the players on Saturday, they actually quite liked the orange.”
Manager Nicky Forster said “The future is most certainly bright for Dover and now, thanks to this mix-up, it is also fiery Orange.”
His side played their first pre-season friendly on Saturday, strolling to a 6-1 victory at Deal Town thanks to goals from Ainsley Jones, Terry Dixon, Nicky Forster (2) and Calum Willock (2).
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