Joey Barton slams £90 price tag of England shirts

Queens Park Rangers' Joey Barton in action during the match against Sheffield Wednesday on August 3, 2013
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Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton hits out at the £90 price tag given to the new replica England shirts.

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has described the £90 price tag of the new replica England football shirts as "appalling".

Nike have created two new strips - a white and red - ahead of this summer's World Cup in Brazil, with the most expensive shirt on sale to the public for £90.

'Stadium' shirts will cost an England fan £60 to buy, while the kids' versions aged from eight to 15 are priced at £42.

Barton wrote on Twitter: "£90 for the new England shirt is taking the mickey out of the fans. When will it stop? I wonder what 'magic' technology it has this time that forces the price up but doesn't actually work.

"Oh so ok, theres two tiers of shirt. 'real one' £90 and 'Stadium ?..Wtf' shirt £60. Which do you think kids will pressure their parents for?


The World Cup gets underway on June 12.

Queens Park Rangers' Joey Barton in action during the match against Sheffield Wednesday on August 3, 2013
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