The launch was met with criticism and jubilation among football fans. Here is how Twitter reacted
Orlando Pirates are trending on social media following the unveiling of their 2020-21 home and away kits.
The Buccaneers have returned to the famous black and white colours as their home jersey while they have decided to go orange for their away kit.
And this was met with mixed reaction from fans across the country.
Some have expressed their disappointment, especially with the orange kit.
— Roṋewa Mathephe (@Ronewa_Mathephe) September 29, 2020
When you think the torture of 2020 ended then boom @orlandopirates drops an orange kit without our star… like God please save our team😠😠 so now We are Polokwane Pirates or Pirates city #orlandopirates #OrlandoCity pic.twitter.com/GdHIgZ1424
— Boitumelo Nthite🇿🇦 (@boitumelonthit1) September 29, 2020
— Reuben Munyai (@reubenmunyai) September 29, 2020
— Thembinkosi (@Becks_Singwane) September 29, 2020
But there are those who like the kit and have vowed to paint Soweto orange by heading to the sports stores.
— No One Else But Me 🗨 (@Ndobe_Bibow) September 29, 2020
— SENYORONYORO 🇿🇦🇱🇸 (@king_cartena) September 29, 2020
— Tshepo Mohlala🇿🇦 (@tshepolefthand) September 29, 2020
What happened to the star? Some fans asked as the Pirates logo in front of the shirt doesn’t have the star.
— #wakandaforever (@MoyahaboMasipa) September 29, 2020
— Lunah Tuc (@flip_masta) September 29, 2020
— C H A B E D I (@IamChabza) September 29, 2020
— Callie (@CalliePhakathi) September 29, 2020
The answer is that the Sea Robbers kept the same logo but decided to place it at the bottom of the right-hand side of the jersey.
— Simps 🇿🇦🇿🇦 (@skenqe3) September 29, 2020
The banter from opposition fans is ‘too loud’ to ignore…
— Xitokisi jR💕🤘🤙👮♂️ (@FaneloChabalala) September 29, 2020
— ♧𝕄𝕒𝕘𝕒𝕖𝕝𝕒 𝕀𝕤𝕒𝕒𝕜™♧ (@mars_star_mind) September 29, 2020
— Fox🦊 (@MphoFox) September 29, 2020
— L-Tee (@Linhletshakata) September 29, 2020
— 𝐍𝐉𝐀𝐁𝐔𝐋𝐎 (@_NjabuloK) September 29, 2020