If it’s one thing we learned on Matchday 1 of the Champions League, it’s that people are not loving the new referee kits.
These grey baggy shorts the referees are wearing in the Champions League this season should be given a red card.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker)September 17, 2014
The CL referee kits are a bit crap. Having different colour shorts can only cause unnecessary kit-clashes.— Rupert Fryer (@Rupert_Fryer)September 17, 2014
It’s not just that they’re ugly. During the Dortmund-Arsenal match, it was difficult to tell where the ref even was at times.
The referee is wearing the same colour as Arsenal. I was waiting for him to clear it there.— John Cross (@johncrossmirror)September 16, 2014
Or maybe it has something to do with the fact that we can’t tell if they’re actually a referee or just a random fan who got lost on his way to his seat and nobody bothered to stop them?
"Somebody, stop that fan! Oh … it’s you.”
Yeah, maybe that’s it.
These referees kits… not exactly conveying air of authority, are they? Thought when Hazard got the ball there was a pitch invader by him.— Jonathan Wilson (@jonawils)September 17, 2014
These ref kits in #ChampionsLeague look as if the real ref couldn’t make it and one of the fans offered to ref the game.— Rick Johansen (@Eclectic_Blue)September 17, 2014
Sadly, the official’s new threads were not even close to being the biggest fashion disaster this week.
That honor belongs to none other than Bayern manager Pep Guardiola.
Always dressed to the nines on the sidelines, this time Pep forgot about a small but critical component to his outfit:
THE ZIPPER! OMG! SOMEBODY TELL PEP HIS FLY IS OPEN!!
Not a good look. Not a good look at all.
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