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Did Under Armour just accidentally reveal Rangers kit deal?

US sports giants tweet, then delete, about new Rangers kits but have they given the game away already?

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After PUMA launched the 2016/17 Rangers kit to the "surprise and disappointment" of the club there are reports that Under Armour could step in as the club's kit manufacturer.

Reports from the PA suggest Rangers are considering launching a new kit during the season and are looking into their options folowing PUMA's decision to release stock to retailers against the club's wishes. The collapse of the relationship with PUMA follows a similar path as that of the much-discussed retail joint-venture with Sports Direct (Rangers Retail) and has seen fans steer clear of buying club merchandise in recent years.

One twitter user cheekily decided to ask US sportswear giant Under Armour, who count The Rock, NBA star Steph Curry and golfer Jordan Spieth amongst their stable, when they would be launching their line of Rangers kits.

Under Armour quickly deleted the tweet and blamed it on some "confusion" however it's hard to see just where they could have been confused. Maybe it's a different "Rangers FC" they mean.

If Rangers were to change kits during the season they would need special dispensation from both the SPFL and Scottish FA to do so; not to mention finding a way to terminate the agreement with PUMA which still has another two years to run.

This one will rumble on for a long time yet by the look of things.

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