Championship - Hammers deny 'Premier League' kit

Wed, 16 May 22:02:00 2012

West Ham have denied producing a new away kit for next season featuring the Premier League logo after a mock-up picture appeared online and apparently riled play-off opponents Blackpool.

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Seasiders defender Ian Evatt branded West Ham "disrespectful" after hearing of the photo, and also accused the east London club of being overconfident going into Saturday's Wembley showdown.

"If you listen to them, they're already up aren't they?" said Evatt.

"If I was them I wouldn't be counting my chickens just yet because what I have learned over the past five or six seasons is these players never give up.

"A guy has just told me that their new kit's come out with Premier League badges on, which I think is jumping the gun a bit and it's disrespectful towards our group of players.

"I'm not going to sit here and say Blackpool are going to win, but we're going to give them a better game than they think we're going to give them."

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