Giants unveil alternate 100th anniversary uniforms, met with criticism from fans

The New York Giants unveiled alternate uniforms Thursday to celebrate their 100th season. However, the “Red Horn” throwback costume was met with widespread disapproval on social media.

The uniform, which will be worn for two games this season, features a red and blue jersey, tan pants and a winged helmet featuring the same red and blue color scheme. Elements of the uniform refer to the clothing worn by the Giants during their inaugural season in 1925 and other important moments in franchise history.

“I like the fact that we’re sticking with legacy,” outside linebacker Kayvon Thibodeau said in a news release from the team announcing the uniforms.

Linebacker Bobby Okereke said after he saw (and tried on) the uniforms for the first time that it felt “like it was gritty and vintage.”

“It’s a throwback to the 1920s and ’30s when they were out there getting dirty,” he said. “It is a testament to all the players who played before. They paved the way for us to play this great game.”

But social media tweeters didn’t share the same excitement for the uniform, expressing their disapproval in response to a photo of the uniform with comments like, “I wanted to like this… but the pants ruined it,” and “This was missing.”

The NFL revised its uniform policy to allow teams to add a third helmet design in April. The league updated its uniform policy in 2022 to allow a second helmet shell color.

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