Wed 3 Apr 2024, 11:29 · Ash Harrison

Report: Newcastle United to wear one-off kit for home game against Tottenham as Sela make brilliant gesture

Report: Newcastle United to wear one-off kit for home game against Tottenham as Sela make brilliant gesture
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Newcastle United are set to wear a unique one-off kit when Tottenham Hotspur visit St James' Park on 13th April.

The Premier League clash is the next televised outing for the Magpies as Spurs visit for the 12:30pm kick-off on Saturday 13th April which will be shown on TNT Sport.

At the start of this season, Saudi Arabia-based entertainment and events company Sela became Newcastle's front-of-shirt sponsor in a £25million deal which has seen the company heavily involved in bringing the STACK fan zone to fruition as well as the impressive drone display to mark Newcastle's return to the Champions League.

Now, The Daily Mail reports that Sela have made the move to sell donate the shirt sponsorship for the Tottenham game to Charity, which means an as-yet-unnamed charity will appear on the front of Newcastle's famous black and white kit.

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A mock-up of the shirt could look (we've got no idea what the charity will be).

Sela chose a televised game for maximum coverage for the charity

With the game being televised and against a "big six" opponent, the exposure for the charity will be maximised, and there are reportedly other benefits tied in with the deal too which will see the charity's name and logo appear around the stadium.

It's a brilliant gesture by Sela who have done a lot for fans in their first season as sponsor. As well as the aforementioned drone show and fan zone involvement, Sela also provided free scarves when the Magpies visited the Stadium of Light in the FA Cup, and are also backing an away-day coach as fans constantly face travel issues thanks to televised games and their inconvenient kick-off times.

The charity is set to be named closer to the time, but it's an idea that has been in the works for a few weeks now.

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We can't wait to see how this one is going to look

The report doesn't say whether there'll be a retail version of the shirt or if it'll just be a one-off for the players, but you'd imagine if they were to do one for the fans it would be a good way to raise money for the selected charity if a portion of the sales went down as donations.

Plus, it wouldn't be like Castore to miss out on gouging fans by releasing a new shirt out of nowhere.

As self-confessed kit nerds, we can't wait to see what the charity is and how it looks on the famous black and white.