Ahead of 2022, Wakefield have unveiled a sleek new badge and kit for the new season. Both are somewhat radical in their move away from the traditional designs and have been greeted with a mixed response. With that in mind, let’s look at how social media reacted to the reveal of Wakefield’s new kit and badge.
There was some confusion over the sponsors on the new kit. One supporter was perplexed to see one of the sponsors absent when they bought it.
We bought a home shirt today and it has HPH sponsor on the right chest but in the photos Mason Linos has Bistro 42 sponsor. Why are they different please?
— Jackie Barrick (@monkeyshed) October 15, 2021
Meanwhile, one fan liked the new shirt but was disappointed by the new logo.
I like it but why did you mess with the logo @WTrinityRL
— Ben Dockray (@ben_dockray) October 15, 2021
Others felt the new logo was a much sleeker look.
Nice work, much cleaner & love the icon as profile pic 👍
— Craig Franklin (@craig_franklin) October 15, 2021
That said, plenty of supporters felt the need to question why the badge has been changed.
— David Webb (@DavidWe06688048) October 15, 2021
Some even claimed that the new design is cheaper.
Or…we took out the red cause it’s cheaper – which is fine – I guess – but given red is missing from the new kit is it a thing of the past?
— BGRL (@BenGilesRL) October 16, 2021
Unfortunately, one fan was left devastated after getting the old logo tattooed.
Just got used to the other badge & got it tattooed on my leg a few months ago. Looks a lot better than new badge. pic.twitter.com/6FqW5Nxvok
— Mick Rhodes (@Mick1717) October 15, 2021
Meanwhile, some supporters saw the new logo and kit as a sign that a new era is well and truly in effect. They believe they could be quite successful moving forward.
We mean business next season
— Neville Bartos (@berbashag) October 15, 2021
Others weren’t so pleased believing that new kit is the ‘worst’ Wakefield have produced. It’s safe to say this comment produced considerable backlash.
That’s not even in the top 10 bad Wakefield kits, you’ve had some shockers in the past! 😂
— daniel handforth (@dan_handforth) October 16, 2021
Meanwhile, one supporter stated that they support the club no matter what. So long as they wear the traditional white, blue and red of Trinity they’ll be happy.
I think fans forget we follow Wakefield Trinity Rugby League Club the team , the players, the shirt are all part of this , the shirt is red white and blue what more do they want 🤫
— Roy1873Smith (@Roy1873S) October 16, 2021
However, most fans liked the new design and couldn’t wait to purchase it.
Now this is epic!!
Love it!! Gonna have to be my birthday present to myself next week methinks ❤️🤍💙
— Thor Elsson (@Thor_Elsson) October 15, 2021
Brilliant will get one next week when a bit quieter very busy tonight looks great on mason
— Joan Watson (@No1WakeyFan) October 15, 2021