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Fans Push Eagles: Bring Back the Kelly Green

A local fan starts a petition to bring back retro jerseys for the Birds.

 

Do you miss them? Did you love the Philadelphia Eagles so much more when they were in a kelly green jersey? 

Many fans have come to dislike the new "midnight green," black/charcoal and white design. Perhaps it is the dismal last season, or maybe it just is a longing for yesteryear, but some fans have decided to do something about it.

According to an article on philly.com, "Cranekicker," a local twitter personality, has started a petition to bring back the kelly green uniforms of the past.

The Eagles had donned the kelly green (with silver eagles' wings on the helmet) uniforms from 1973 to 1995, according to the Eagles year-by-year history.

Cranekicker has written a petition to Eagles' owner Jeffrey Laurie to ask for the official team colors to be transfered back to kelly green. His petition, which anyone may sign by visiting this change.org link, had more than 10,000 supporters as of Sunday evening.

"It's more representative of our legacy, and the franchise is going through major changes that should be reflected by a change in our image as well," said Cranekicker in his petition. 

He is suggesting that the uniforms be redesigned into a "modern uniform design" but that kelly green be their official color instead of the current "midnight green."

Along with a signature of support, Cranekicker is asking that signers also promise to support the new team look by making one gear purchase.

"I am expressing a commitment to purchase an NFL licensed official/replica/youth jersey within 12 months of new kelly green uniforms being released," states the petition.

To read the full petition or sign the agreement, click here.

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