Ipswich unveil the Ed Sheeran-designed third kit

Singer Ed Sheeran has collaborated with League One club Ipswich Town on the design of their new ‘Blackout’ third kit.

The kit, released Tuesday, features tonal versions of the artwork found on the cover of Sheeran’s album Equals, released last year.

“I was asked to help design the third kit for Ipswich,” said Sheeran, whose world concert tour was advertised on the shirt of the club Sheeran has sponsored since last season.

“I wanted to do something with a subtle tribute to the album but also be a cool piece of clothing that people around the world would want to wear. I love it.”

Sheeran, 31, grew up in Suffolk and is a longtime Ipswich supporter.

Ipswich fans were quick to give the new shirt their seal of approval as the club’s online shop was busy and long waits to order were encountered.