1995-96 FA Cup Final Away player shirt long sleeve № 23 Robbie
Fowler (big Carlsberg logo) - image with site The Liverpool Shirts
1995-96 FA Cup Final Home player tracksuit top -
image with site The Liverpool Shirts Museum www.facebook.com/liverpoolshirtsmuseum
Away players shirt
Сlub sponsor: Carlsberg
Years worn: 1996
In this away shirt Liverpool in played in neutral FA Cup Final match versus
Manchester United, 0-1, 11.05.1996, at Wembley.
In left image, patch FA Cup Final use on sleeves Liverpool
shirt for match FA Cup Final (patches used on two sleeves). In right image, special
embroidery for match "F.A. Cup Final May 1996.
Ian Rush, Lee Sharpe, Michael Thomas, Andy Cole and Stan
Collymore mingle before kick off. The only memory for this cup final match now is
Liverpool's all white Armani suits worn prior to the match.
Liverpool’s decision to wear cream Armani suits for the 1996 FA Cup Final, as
much as their subsequent defeat to Manchester United, drew stinging criticism.
The incident is still dragged up as the prime example of the ‘Spice Boy’
mentality which surrounded Anfield in the mid-1990s and made them nearly-men.
Goalkeeper David James was responsible for the suits and Dominic Matteo admitted
'Never has so much damage been done to a team’s reputation.'
In his autobiography 'My Defence' he (Jason McAteer) wrote: 'All sorts were said
about us, from being too big for our boots to a team that was more concerned with swanning
round like playboys than playing football.
'None of it was true, as anyone who had been in our dressing room at Wembley would
have known. The scene was one of total devastation.
But, in terms of Liverpool’s reputation, the damage was done. The Spice Boys had
images of Liverpool F.C. players wearing the kits in season 1995-96