COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) – The Terps won a big game against the Miami Hurricanes Monday night, but that’s not what has people talking.
The University of Maryland’s new football uniforms from Under Armour are drawing some comments…to put it lightly.
The uniforms were unveiled during ESPN’s telecast of Maryland vs. the University of Miami. They immediately drew a response.
LeBron James of the Miami Heat wrinkled his nose at the Terps’ fashion statement.
“OH GOSH. Maryland uniforms. #Ewwwwww!” he tweeted.
ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas tweeted: “The 1970s Houston Astros have just released a statement that they would not be caught dead in the new Maryland football uniforms.”
Even Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Tandon Doss jumped in on the fun during the game.
“Marylands uniforms r trash,” he wrote.
Doss’ teammate and former Maryland star Torrey Smith defended his alma mater’s new look.
“FYI I thought those uniforms were tough….looked better in person,” he tweeted.
WJZ Facebook fans are weighing in.
“The Pride uniforms look awesome,” said Heather Eversole.
“I love the Terps!! But bad uniforms,” said Karen Krainer.
“Who cares what they wear as long as they win. That’s all that matters at the end of the game. It’s not a fashion show it’s a football game,” said Bryan Falk.
The Terps did beat the Miami Hurricanes 32-24.
According to a news release from Under Armour, the new apparel is ”inspired by characteristics specific to the Maryland state flag and the University of Maryland… the jersey numbers, cleats, and gloves all feature a custom Maryland flag print.”
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