Golf & football fans confused as Nike launch new Flight ball

Golf and football fans were left feeling confused and disappointed as Nike launched its new Flight football.

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Wed, 1 Jul 2020

The new Nike Flight football has launched after eight years in the making and at a whopping price of £120, but golf and football fans were left feeling confused when images of the brand's latest football were released.

If the price tag wasn't enough to put you off, football fans felt disappointed with the design of the new Nike football that looks fairly similar to a golf ball.

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Of course it's much bigger than a golf ball and no one actually thought that it was the latest golf ball to hit the market, but in terms of looks, it certainly looks a little golfy.

The Nike Flight football took eight years to create and 1,700 hours of testing and according to the sporting giants, the ball is a "revolution in consistent flight."

Unfortunately for Nike, it didn't take long for some unhappy sports fans to rip the new ball on social media. Check out some of our favourite reactions below.

"Hang on, we've waited eight years for a £120 giant golf ball?!"

"Is this for football or golf? Please confirm."

"£120... no thanks."

"Did Tiger Woods design this?"

"You guys spent eight years designing that?!"

"How much will these sell per dozen?"

"I'm not paying £120 for me to shank it off the first tee!"

"Will this be used in the Premier League or at the Masters? Hard to tell..."

"Can't wait to shout FORE every time I hit a free kick..."

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