From Porto to Leicester, Roma to Crystal Palace, Huw Davies has picked out some of the worst kits of the new campaign
17. Celtic, third
That’s a brave choice of colour, lads. It’s even ballsier, though, to claim the kit is inspired by the Lisbon Lions, as if everybody in 1960s Glasgow wore neon pink. But the match tickets were that colour, you see. Because that’s what everyone remembers about the ’67 European Cup Final.
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) July 25, 2016
16. Real Madrid, home
Real Madrid’s 2016/17 home kit isn’t awful – not compared to that monstrosity above – but it isn’t quite right, either. Other shirts suit Adidas’ repositioning of their stripes; here, however, the sleeves feel empty without them. The collar sits oddly, too.
— Real Madrid C. F. (@realmadrid) July 23, 2016
15. Hertha Berlin, home
While we like the differently-coloured shoulders on most new Nike shirts (England, say), it doesn’t work as well with stripes.
— Hertha BSC (@HerthaBSC) June 29, 2016
14. Southampton, home
For some reason, Southampton hate their regular kit. At least, that’s how it seems from their constant experiments with it. 2010/11: Too much white. 2012-14: Too much red. 2014/15: Can we have diagonals as well? 2016/17: Actually, what we’re really missing is a training bra.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) July 18, 2016
13. Borussia Monchengladbach, home and away
Presenting, m’lud, exhibits A and B in the Attempted Murder case of Sponsors vs Kits.
— Gladbach (@borussia_en) July 3, 2016
12. Inter, third
Anyone picking up Inter's new sprite...uhmm...we mean third kit? pic.twitter.com/imP3sHrpuE
— Onefootball (@Onefootball) July 18, 2016
The Nerazzurri’s first strip is gorgeous. The second’s nice, too. The third just ain’t right. Neither shade’s unappealing, but blend them together and the result is an art student’s paint palette on a particularly hot day.
11. Roma, third
See above. Anyone for a Fruit Salad?
— Tony Roma (@LaRomanBomber) July 27, 2016