Wests Tigers are below hearth for releasing a commemorative Anzac Day jersey that makes use of a inventory picture of American troopers as an alternative of Australian servicemen.
The jersey which retails for $160 will probably be used for the membership’s spherical eight NRL sport with Manly and was launched on Tuesday.
The membership say the design was accomplished in collaboration with Holsworthy Military Barracks, describing the picture of two troopers strolling a Center Japanese panorama as a reminder of “the unbelievable bravery and sacrifice of our troops”.
The jersey additionally incorporates the Australian and New Zealand flags on the sleeves.
However it’s the usage of a inventory picture of American troopers that has caught the eye of eagle-eyed followers, who met the transfer with backlash on social media.
Former NSW State of Origin captain, and Cronulla legend, Paul Gallen described the usage of a inventory picture as “an enormous stuff-up” on WWOS Radio.
The bungle is the most recent black eye for the Tigers, whose heavily-hyped 2023 season is in turmoil.
The reigning wood spooners are 0-5 to begin the season earlier than their Easter Monday assembly with Parramatta, and had been thumped 46-12 by Brisbane final week.
The Tigers had been approached for remark.
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