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Mary Earps England shirts sell out within five minutes of release

The latest batch of England women’s goalkeeper shirts sold out within five minutes of release on Monday, following a campaign to make the kits worn by Mary Earps available for sale.

England’s kit supplier Nike was the subject of a backlash during this year’s Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after failing to make women’s goalkeeper shirts available to purchase.

Manchester United goalkeeper Earps, who won FIFA’s Golden Glove award as England finished as runners-up to Spain, said the situation was “hugely disappointing and very hurtful”, with other Lionesses players also criticising Nike over their failure to release them.

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A petition calling for Nike to release the shirts garnered over 150,000 signatures, and they were eventually made available for the first time in October.

Those shirts sold out within hours of release and a second batch, believed to be comparable in quantity to the number of goalkeeper shirts produced for men’s tournaments, sold out within five minutes of being made available on Monday morning.

United turned down a bid from Arsenal – believed to be the highest ever made for a women’s goalkeeper – for Earps in September, though she has yet to agree a new contract with the club ahead of her current deal expiring at the end of the season.

Earps has kept four clean sheets in nine appearances in the Women’s Super League this season, a tally only matched by Manchester City counterpart and England deputy Khiara Keating.

 

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Harry Carr
Harry Carr
Harry is a freelance sports journalist with experience of working for the Racing Post, Stats Perform, Opta Analyst and more, covering major events across all sports but holding a particular love for the beautiful game.
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