Southampton's superheroes reveal new home and away kits
Gone are the days of a simple Premier League kit release, as Southampton take things to the next level with their #MadeForHeroes campaign this summer.
Following a two-part animated video series in which four players are re-imagined as 80s superheroes, the club have released their home and away strip for next season.
The video sees the stars having to steal back Southampton's secrets from an anonymous villain bearing a striking resemblance to former boss Ronald Koeman, who left for Everton last summer.
Maya Yoshida, Virgil van Dijk, Ryan Bertrand and Manolo Gabbiadini reveal the new home kit
Southampton have released their new home, away and goalkeeper kits for next season
At the end of the two-part series the club's new kits are revealed, an Under Armour creation that throws back to the early 1980s.
In comparison to last season's design, the 2017-18 strip features a lot more white, with red sleeves and black shorts, as was the case last time out.
Manolo Gabbiadini, Ryan Bertrand, Fraser Forster and Maya Yoshida were the four players chosen for the campaign, as they flew around in their animated adventure.
At the end of the video, it was not only the home kit revealed, as a trendy new black and blue away strip is also shown.
In a promo campaign, players had to beat a villain bearing a resemblance to Ronald Koeman
Gabbiadini, Fraser Forster, Bertrand and Yoshida were re-imagined as 1980s superheroes
The players model next season's home kit, which features more white than last season's
Fraser Forster - should he still be a Southampton player next season - will wear a green goalkeeper's kit as they look to finish in the top eight once again.
For now though, there is some uncertainty at St Mary's as the club search for Claude Puel's successor.
The Frenchman was sacked this week, with Frank De Boer and Mauricio Pellegrino on the shortlist to replace him.
The away kit is blue and black, with blue shorts, while Forster will wear a pink and purple strip
Southampton's old home shirt, worn by Gabbiadini, was more of a mixture of red and white
The kits are laid out in the dressing room, where Southampton will start the season in August
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