October 1, 2021 10.28 am This story is over 25 months old

Names of 900 Lincoln City fans stitched into new kit as ‘thank you’ for support during COVID

A brilliant gesture from the club to thank fans

Lincoln City have released their third kit for the 2021/22 season, containing the names of 900 season ticket holders who kept financially supporting the club through the coronavirus pandemic.

The striking yellow design is also inspired by a design from the 2002/03 season which was worn during City’s play-off campaign under the late, great Keith Alexander, where Lincoln reached the League Two play-off final; losing 5-2 to Bournemouth.

Stitched into the kit are the names of 900 fans who chose to buy items from the club and Ultimate Imps Raffle tickets with their remaining credit, rather than get a refund, when the 2019/20 season was ended early due to COVID-19.

Imps players Lasse Sorensen, Josh Griffiths, Jamie Robson, Lewis Montsma, TJ Eyoma and Anthony Scully showcasing the new kit. | Photo: Lincoln City FC

The following season also saw the team play behind closed doors, and this gesture from the club is a way of saying thank you to the supporters who showed their loyalty during challenging times.

The kit design is based on a famous shirt worn by the Imps at the League Two play-off final in 2003. | Photo: Lincoln City FC

Losing the financial support of around 6,000 season ticket holders could have been catastrophic for the Imps, so this kit is the football club’s way of honouring those who kept their season ticket money in the club.

A shirt for the fans in every sense of the term. | Photo: Lincoln City FC

The replica shirt is available to buy from the club website for £45, while junior shirts cost £35.