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Matilda’s fans furious after news that Australian football team kit is not available in women’s sizes

‘How did that happen in 2020?’ Football fans are left furious after it was revealed that the Matildas ‘away shirt’ will not be available in women’s sizes

  • Nike and the Football Association of Australia have released new football shirts
  • The home and away kits were created ahead of major global matches in 2022/23
  • But fans have been told that the Matildas jerseys are not available in women’s sizes
  • The merchandise blunder has messed up social media due to the surveillance

Football fans have been told that they cannot buy jerseys to support the women’s national soccer team.

Nike and the Football Association of Australia released the official home and away kit for the Socceroos and Matildas on Thursday.

But when fans asked where to buy the women’s sizes for the new ‘away’ gear, they were told it didn’t exist.

This is despite the fact that the new jerseys are modeled after female players, including Matildas defender Ellie Carpenter.

Matildas Captain Sam Kerr models the new home kit for the Matildas

Matildas player Ellie Carpenter models the new away kit for the Matildas

Matildas player Ellie Carpenter models the new away kit for the Matildas

Female soccer fans have been told to buy jerseys to support the men’s national women’s soccer team. This is despite the fact that the new jerseys are modeled after female players, including Matildas captain Sam Kerr (left) and Ellie Carpenter (right)

Pictured: Ellie Carpenter falls during a game against Chile in Adelaide in November 2019

Pictured: Ellie Carpenter falls during a game against Chile in Adelaide in November 2019

Pictured: Ellie Carpenter falls during a game against Chile in Adelaide in November 2019

Instead, they were told they could wait two years for new gear to be released.

“ We apologize for the inconvenience caused and we can assure supporters that this will be addressed for the next kit release in 2022, ” Maltildas’ official Twitter account wrote.

The merchandise blunder sent social media, including a meltdown, including high-profile sportswomen questioning oversight.

Matildas star Elise Kellond-Knight said it was ‘quite a big deal’ along with an embarrassed monkey emoji.

Sydney FC player and Greater Western Sydney AFL women’s player Ellie Brush wholeheartedly agreed.

‘Yes. Wtf. (What the f ***) ‘she wrote.

Female football fans have to wait two years to buy female sizes in the new national football shirts for the Matildas

Female football fans have to wait two years to buy female sizes in the new national football shirts for the Matildas

Female football fans have to wait two years to buy female sizes in the new national football shirts for the Matildas

Matildas star Elise Kellond-Knight said it was 'quite a big deal' along with an embarrassed monkey emoji

Matildas star Elise Kellond-Knight said it was 'quite a big deal' along with an embarrassed monkey emoji

Matildas star Elise Kellond-Knight said it was ‘quite a big deal’ along with an embarrassed monkey emoji

Hundreds of angry fans have criticized the decision, and many feel that a two-year wait is simply unacceptable.

‘You really can’t make this up. Australia’s national women’s soccer team, but you can only get shirts in men’s sizes. You’re kidding right? ‘ one fan said.

“Waiting for two full years is completely unacceptable for a mistake that shouldn’t have happened at the beginning,” said another.

The new team uniforms are made from 100 percent recycled polyester from plastic bottles.

Both designs take a modern take on the 2004 Socceroos kit, with the ‘home shirt’ featuring the classic gold jersey and the away style in deep obsidian.

As part of the campaign launch, Matildas Captain Sam Kerr described her excitement at donning the new uniforms.

As part of the campaign launch, Matildas Captain Sam Kerr (pictured with partner Nikki Stanton) described her excitement at donning the new uniforms.

As part of the campaign launch, Matildas Captain Sam Kerr (pictured with partner Nikki Stanton) described her excitement at donning the new uniforms.

As part of the campaign launch, Matildas Captain Sam Kerr (pictured with partner Nikki Stanton) described her excitement at donning the new uniforms.

“It’s an honor to play in green and gold and we can’t wait to get back on the field as a team,” she said.

“ The next few years are so important to Australian women’s football and we plan to make everyone proud in the run-up to a huge 2023. ”

The new uniforms were released ahead of the FIFA World Cup in 2022 and the AFC Women’s Asia Cup in 2022.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Nike and the Football Association of Australia for comment.

Sam Kerr of the Matildas reacts after missing a shot on goal during the international women's friendly football match between Australia and Chile at Bankwest Stadium in November 2019

Sam Kerr of the Matildas reacts after missing a shot on goal during the international women's friendly football match between Australia and Chile at Bankwest Stadium in November 2019

Sam Kerr of the Matildas reacts after missing a shot on goal during the international women’s friendly football match between Australia and Chile at Bankwest Stadium in November 2019

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