PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — In the world of fashion, it’s often said that everything comes back in style, but apparently some Steelers fans aren’t ready for a 1930’s style uniform to come back.
The Steelers unveiled the throwback jerseys Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the team’s 80th anniversary.
Steelers President Art Rooney II said that they’re in the style of the 1934 season uniforms. So long ago, the team was called the Pirates.
“I think it looks great!” said Rooney. “I’ll be interested to see how our fans react to it. It’s very different. Kind of eye-popping.”
Steeler Isaac Redman modeled the uniform at a press conference. When asked what he thought the team would think of the uniform, he said, “I don’t know. They’re probably a little jealous that I got to see it first.”
But the black and gold stripes and tan pants didn’t go over well with all the fans.
“Ridiculous!” is how one woman in Market Square described the uniform.
Others compared them to bumble bees, or worse: “It looks like a jail outfit, like a convict.”
One man, however, had this to say: “They’re cool looking. I don’t know if I’d want to see them all season, but I think it would be cool for a game or two.”