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‘Regretful’ Tigers apologise for ‘absolute shame’ ANZAC jersey

‘Regretful’ Tigers apologise for ‘absolute shame’ ANZAC jersey


The jersey was designed to be worn through the Tigers’ Spherical 8 ANZAC Spherical conflict towards the Sea Eagles — however was met with heavy criticism.

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Eagle-eyed followers on social media noticed the blunder and identified the troopers had been in reality American based mostly on their uniforms and weaponry.

One referred to as it “very disrespectful”, one other referred to as it an “absolute shame” and it was additionally labelled “an absolute joke”.

One other fan stated: “Completely perceive they’re making an attempt to do the precise factor and thank troopers and so forth. however do it proper and put the effort and time into it if you wish to thank those that have sacrificed.”

In accordance with an announcement offered to Fox League, the Tigers collaborated with the Holsworthy Military Barracks to make the design.

However now the merger membership have apologised to these offended in a membership assertion.

“As a membership Wests Tigers is deeply sorry if using this picture has in any approach offended anybody. This was by no means our intention, and we’re taking steps to rectify this,” the Tigers stated in a membership assertion.

“We’ve got taken on board suggestions from our members and followers, and we might be redesigning our 2023 Commemorative Jersey, instantly.

“Wests Tigers deeply remorse any offence using this inventory picture could have precipitated and stays fully dedicated to honouring and respecting all these servicemen and ladies who’ve, and who proceed, to serve.

“The redesigned 2023 Commemorative Jersey might be worn by our crew in Spherical 8.

“These jerseys will then be auctioned after the match, with all proceeds going to our ANZAC Spherical matchday charity companion, Legacy.

“Wests Tigers would love our members and supporters to know that, as a membership, we are going to proceed to embrace the ANZAC spirit, this yr and in years to return.”

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