Growing evidence is emerging online of the shabby treatment of Ibrox fans snapping up their ‘better never stops’ Castore kit.
Social media and message boards have been swamped with examples of good quality kit and an almost total absence of customer service.
It seems that orders made online are subject to a post code lottery, if your kit is manufactured in China it will have a passing resemblance of the shirt being worn by James Tavernier and Ryan Kent.
Elsewhere you can be looking at the sort of fake kits that turn up at market stalls with lettering unlikely to survive it’s first 50-50 challenge with a washing machine.
After the incredible build up given to the kit launch and the celebrity introduction of Phil and Tom Beahon it seems that all those involved are keeping a low profile.
Marketing Guru James Bisgrove appears to be on annual leave with SLO and a couple of gallant volunteers left to man the barricades telling anxious bears to calm down.
The good news for Ibrox fans is that the kit on sale from Sports Direct seems to be of an acceptable quality.
It appears that the bad news stories have escaped the attention of the social media vultures at the old media outlets.
Castore passing off school jumpers with a Rangers badge on it as castore ?? pic.twitter.com/8Nx3R5gEVk
— Wolfe Of Parkhead ???????? (@ParkheadWolfe) August 20, 2020
These stories are brilliant. The Jumper Years, sequel to The Banter Years pic.twitter.com/Sc66UQZq36
— Joe McHugh (@videocelts) August 20, 2020
Not happy with them look at the difference between our two tops ! Men’s made in Turkey terrible quality,Women’s China excellent quality. e-mailed Castore not a reply ! pic.twitter.com/jmDawWTpjH
— Mac72?? (@lvaughan72) August 19, 2020
Can dress it up however you want and make excuses for Castore but there’s simply no excuse for such a variance in quality on the same product. pic.twitter.com/vvdsxbxuwq
— James Black (@jamesblack1986) August 20, 2020
Castore marketing before launch teased of “bespoke pieces”. This certainly looks like a piece of something. They knock some dabitys on to school jumpers and punt them for 55 something quid. Ahahahahahahahahaha. Aha Hahahahahahaha. School jumpers??? pic.twitter.com/CVP7u35jyG
— Donald Findlay QCCSC*IX* (@FindlayQCSC) August 20, 2020
Photos taken today in store and I’ve emailed Castore to tell them they should be issuing a product recall for the Chinese home tops as they are different to 99% of the home tops produced. Albeit the Chinese top appears to be better quality pic.twitter.com/WjenO3FNZ2
— Ian Molloy (@IanMolloy82) August 19, 2020