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05th Apr 2016

Doncaster Rovers criticised after One Direction star wins totally “legitimate” kit design competition

Maybe his design was just the best...

Ben Kiely

Doncaster Rovers have defended their kit competition after pop star Louis Tomlinson won the online poll.

The club asked their fans to send in their designs for the 2016/17 kits, with the top five being put in an online poll.

When it was revealed that the One Direction songstress walked away with the away shirt category by receiving 33.7% of the vote, people became suspicious that the competition may have been fixed so that the A-Lister could win.

A spokesperson for Doncaster Rovers responded to the criticism through a statement on their official website.

β€œThe process for receiving kit designs, shortlisting and the public voting for our kit design competition followed strict legal guidance to ensure that the club adhered to competition law and that all processes were fair.”

“We are aware that the result of the competition has attracted some mixed feedback, but we can assure our fans that the voting process for the 2016/17 shirt designs was all fair and above board.”

However, some fans are not buying it.

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