COLOR VISION IMPAIRMENT BUILT INTO KIT AT FULHAM – News
City will wear different outfit combinations again on Saturday afternoon
– Huddersfield Town will wear a navy shirt with white shorts at Fulham
– Kit selected to accommodate fans with color vision impairment
– Comments from the Derby opening day draw factored into this pick
Town’s players will wear the navy shirt again with white shorts and black socks at Fulham on Saturday afternoon after doing so for the first time at Preston North End, as the club pay special attention to affected fans color vision deficiency (CVD).
After our opening day draw at Derby County, in which we wore the green third kit and Derby wore mostly white shirts, the club received comments from supporters with CVD about how difficult they were to distinguish between the two groups of players.
The eyes absorb red, green, and blue light, and with CVD, one type does not function normally. Color vision deficiency affects 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women, meaning up to 6% of people at a match may be affected, including players, fans, staff, media and emergency services.
EFL kit regulations will not allow sock color clashes, and you cannot register any other color 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 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.
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