As a boy I used to see ‘Quins play once a year, at the Old Belvedere Sevens in Dublin. I loved the shirt and the Harlequin on the chest. It was an exciting kit and kind of exotic. I embrace change but not stupidity like this.
Harlequins’ jerseys are so distinctive that the club has never had to change them because of a colour clash during their 141-year history, but that will end next season because of Premiership regulations.