RedBlacks unveil new signature jersey

The Ottawa RedBlacks have unveiled their new signature jersey ahead of Sunday's game against the Calgary Stampeders at TD Place.

It's a red jersey with red and black saw wheel plaid on the shoulders and matching plaid on the helmets.

Quarterback Henry Burris said the team hasn't seen the jerseys yet.

"I think the majority of the guys are going to love them. But then you'll have a couple guys that, you know, are from Texas and Florida who'll say 'man, what the heck is that?'" he said.

Asked whether the plaid carries the same kind of presence in the United States Burris said it doesn't carry the same meaning, especially in the south.

"Because, you know, the lumberjack, woodsman mentality isn't as big in the south or as prevalent, especially as it is in the north, especially in the northeast because, you know, a lot of rivers up here and this is how a lot of people made their living back in the beginning," said Burris.

Burris said the team is hoping the fans embrace the jerseys as they have the team, adding he hopes to see a real foundation built in the first couple seasons.

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