THE Premier League have revealed their 2022-23 Nike match-ball – and it’s a stunning retro throwback.
The fixtures for the upcoming season were released early on Thursday morning.The Premier League have released the new Nike ball for the 2022-23 season – inspired by the 1992-93 Mitre Pro-Max[/caption]
And the official Premier League Twitter account followed that up shortly afterwards by sharing two pictures of the new match-ball.
Nike‘s 2022-23 effort is inspired by the iconic 1992-93 Mitre Pro-Max ball used for the first-ever Prem campaign, even featuring the navy blue, red and gold arrows.
The Premier League shared a sneak peek of the ball on Twitter, captioned: “Inspired by the first PL season, 30 years ago.
“The new 2022-23 Nike Flight PL Ball. Out 15 July.”
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Fans swarmed in their thousands to have their say… but most focused less on the ball and more on a particular Manchester United striker.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored 18 times in his first season back in the top-flight – and confident fans are certain he’ll have a field day with the retro ball.
One tweeted: “Ronaldo will take this ball home every match.”
Another predicted: “Cristiano Ronaldo taking the first ball home, hat-trick on opening day.”
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And it was a common theme, with various club fan-bases arguing in favour of Manchester City new-boy Erling Haaland and even goal-shy Chelsea ace Timo Werner.
However, some did point out it was less “inspired” by Mitre and more of a replica.
One joked: “Have Mitre’s lawyers been in touch yet?”
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A second wrote: “They have just redesigned the 2020-21 ball and copied the pattern from Mitre ball.”
A third claimed: “Mitre want their ball back.”