18
Aug

Andre Ayew forced out of match after bleeding through two kits

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Olympique Marseille lost 2-0 to Montpellier in their season home opener at the beautifully renovated Stade Velodrome. To add insult to injury, striker Andre Ayew was forced off in the strangest of circumstances early in the second half.

The Ghana star had suffered a head wound during the first half that caused him to bleed all over his crisp, white jersey - a big no-no in all of professional sports. Luckily, kit managers always plan for unforeseen events such as this, and Ayew promptly received a spare shirt to finish out the half.

Alas, the wound reopened in the second half, and once again the referee required Ayew to change his kit. However, with no third No. 10 shirt available (you have to finish the match with the same number as you started), Ayew found himself in an unsolvable quandary. The kitman hopelessly tried to turn a No.33 kit into a No.10, but the referee was not impressed, and so new Marseille manager Marcelo Bielsa angrily had to take off one of his key attacking players for the final 38+ minutes with his side chasing a deficit. Bloody hell!

H/T Yahoo!Sports

Photo: Getty

4
Aug

Indecisive Everton fan gets 10 players’ names on back of jersey

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When it comes to purchasing a new football jersey, it always comes down to one critical question: which player do you get on the back?

Do you play it safe and go with the captain or the star, at risk of blending in with the crowd? Do you pick the brand-new signing or the promising talent, not knowing how long he’ll stick around for? Is it kosher to get the goalkeeper, but on the regular kit?

How about… all of them!

As one Everton fan has proven, you no longer need to settle on just one player. This revolutionary kit features - count ‘em - TEN names on the back, from key stars Leighton Baines and Ross Barkley, to goalie Tim Howard and new record signing Romelu Lukaku. They’re all there!

It’s a pretty ingenious tactic, though we are forced to subtract some points for shortening Phil Jagielka’s name to ‘Pjags.’

Also, how’d you like to be club legend Leon Osman or last season’s PFA Team of the Year member Seamus Coleman right now? Neither are even among this fan’s top ten Toffees. Rough!

H/T The Independent

31
Jul

Class act: Spanish 3rd division team dresses to the nines for charity match

Cultural Leonesa, a Spanish 3rd division team, turned some heads when they unveiled their dapper new kits: tuxedo shirts.

But now, we’ve finally gotten a chance to see the high-class gear in action and it is every bit the fashion statement we were hoping for.

Check out some video highlights of the penguin suits in action, especially the goalie’s stylish and sharp white tux.

The team wore the uniform as part of a charity match to benefit the local mining industry and celebrate the club’s 90th year.

Although, someone must have forgotten to tell the competition that it was a black tie affair.

(h/t Dirty Tackle)

25
Jul

Bayern Munich present new away kit featuring Dutch flag?

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Bayern Munich revealed their new away kits for the upcoming season on Friday, and while undeniably sharp, they do have a rather peculiar look to them.

The red and blue horizontal stripes across the white shirt draw strong comparisons to the Dutch flag!

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What, did Arjen Robben design these? Is former Bayern manager Louis van Gaal somehow going to take the credit?

Images via fcbayern.de

22
Jul

Spanish side unveils new Tuxedo kits


The lower leagues in Spain just keep on rolling out ridiculous new jerseys.

A day after second-division side CD Lugo raised eyebrows with their uniquely-themed beer and octopus kits, third tier club Cultural y Deportivo Leonesa classed things up a bit with these new fake tuxedo kits.

Oh yes:

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you have to agree that all these kits coming out of Spain are still better than Manchester United’s new threads.

YUCK!

21
May

Barcelona unveil new home kit for 2014/15 season

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After introducing their new manager (Luis Enrique) and new starting goalkeeper (Marc-Andre ter Stegen) this week, Barcelona have now unveiled their new home kits for next season. And guess what? They feature blue and red vertical stripes. Imagine that!

Jokes aside, the new shirt looks fresh to death. The vibrant yellow collar from this past season gives way to a unique blue one with a Catalan touch - the Senyera flag in the open v-neck. It’s the first time the Catalan flag has been placed there, and it adds for a little spice!

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Another change from this year is the center stripe will now be red instead of blue, which is also a good thing because then we can tell Barca’s shirt apart from Bayern Munich’s new kit.

Well done, Barca, well done.

Images via FCBarcelona.com

21
Apr

Messi’s son has cute, customized ‘Papi’ jersey

Lionel Messi’s son Thiago has his own adorable, customized Messi jersey with “Papi” on the back, according to an Instagram post by Messi’s girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo.

The picture was accompanied by the message: “Con vos en todas 👊👊,” or “With you in everything.”

Awwwww!

10
Apr

Liverpool unveil kits for next season

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A year after releasing the travesties known as Liverpool’s away and third kits, the Reds’ official kit supplier Warrior have apparently stepped their game up!

If these leaked images are indeed the team’s new kits for 2014/15, then Liverpool supporters can look forward to playing in the Champions League in style.

Images via Twitter/@Kop305

7
Mar

Cameroon’s latest World Cup kits are a breath of fresh air

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Usually you can count on Cameroon to have something off the wall up their sleeve when it comes to kit designs.

We might be a bit late to the party here, but their latest design is pretty slick. The pattern is a crisp, but not overwhelming, nod to Africa. Compared to some of their kits from seasons past, these are a godsend:

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Who could forget the sleeveless kits from the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations?

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And not to be outdone in 2004, Cameroon opted for these one-piece numbers during the Africa Cup of Nations.

Yep, we’d say they’re back on the right track.