ARSENAL went deep for their new football kit – and copied the blue and white seat pattern from the Piccadilly pipeline that runs across their Emirates Stadium in North London for their pre-match ribbon.
This design has been met with mixed emotions from fans, with some likening it to “dusty train seat covers”. But it could have been even worse – here we show other clubs that have had a strip of fans ripped off by fans to design playsets, from chewy sweets to splashed sauces.
Image Research: Amy Reading
How many stops to Scunthorpe?
It seems that the designers of the FOOTBALL set have been inspired by public transport for decades. This 1992 strip of land belongs to Scunthorpe United and features the same geometric pattern as the seats on a local bus. Luckily for fans, it was only a short wait until another showed up. . .
Chelsea parked the bus
CHELSEA is ribbed for their 2019/20 band, worn on the right here. Social media users compared it to a Stagecoach bus seat. Not quite the means of transportation that elite players are used to.
Room for one more person on
MANCHESTER United is another club with a bus fault. When they announced the home kit for the February 21 season, the owners were ripped apart by fans on social media.
The club’s signature red football kit features small yellow and black rectangles that look like bus seats – and are quickly scrapped.
Did you feed Canary?
What do Norwich City FC and Subway have in common? Aside from the fact that they both do odd subs, they share the same color palette.
The canaries have had a yellow and green banding since the club’s president – a canary breeder – took over it in 1907.
It’s unfortunate that the players are now likened to a fast food wrapper.
Fans in the Mac attack
This season, Liverpool fans were quick to liken the club’s third kit to that of fast-food clown Ronald McDonald. Besides the yellow upper with red details, in the promotional photos, the players posed in front of red and white checks. Even McDonald’s tweeted: ‘OMG I love your head, where did you get it’. But not everyone loves it.
Saints . Professional Chicken
In another fast food fiasco, the Southampton 2015/16 home kit has been likened by fans to a KFC takeaway box.
However, the Saints’ red and white outfit goes a lot further than the US food chain. The football team started in 1885, while Colonel Sanders didn’t start playing fried chicken in Kentucky until 1952.
Bilbao’s Entertainment Sauce
To mark Athletic Bilbao’s centenary, in 2004 the Spanish club invited an artist to design an art-based strip at the city’s Guggenheim Museum.
Meaningful to signify a splatter of blood, the shirt is more like a drop of ketchup.
Here, Javier Casas is trying to play the ball when it looks like he should be accompanied by a chip. It was only worn for one tournament before it was reserved.
City Salad Day
MAN City legend, Sergio Aguero, loves his fashion and tends to wear top brands like Balenciaga or Gucci. So he and the rest of the team were mocked for this yellow and pink 2019 kit that fans liken to old-fashioned sweets. Are they drum lovers? Or Fruit Salad? Or Rhubarb and Soursop? Difficulty chewing. . .
https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/8245689/arsenal-chelsea-liverpool-football-kits-inspiration/ From Arsenal, Chelsea to Liverpool, these football kits have the most inspiration