There was a time when a club had only two kits, one home and one away, to worry about. Now, we have the ‘third kit’, which is used in some of the other competitions, like the cups and European games. It might be a headache to prepare new designs for the third kit but it seems like Nike has taken a novel approach by reducing the confusion and sticking to one colour scheme.
Chelsea, Manchester City and even our beloved Tottenham side all have the same dark coloured third kit with same design and that has not impressed many.
City aren’t taking up their garish orange colour scheme from last season but at least that was something different, while Chelsea opted for the dark hue when compared to the white strip they wore during their Premier League winning run.
We are also using a dark trim this time around and this lazy approach, if we can call it that, was lambasted by many on Twitter.
Here are just a few selected tweets which highlight the outrage that the fans have from all the three sides, something which is rare in this troll infested footballing world.
Nike's kit designer is so lazy.
— Football__Tweet (@Football__Tweet) September 12, 2017
— James Swan (@jamesswan88) September 12, 2017
The kit designers at Nike, Nike and Nike?
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) September 12, 2017
Nike have been very lazy this year, City, Spurs, Roma & Chelsea pretty much have identical kits across the home, away and third strip 🤔.
— JM (@Mourinholic) September 12, 2017
Someone at Nike worked really hard on their copy/paste skills.
— Football Super Tips (@FootySuperTips) September 12, 2017
— Spurs in GIFs (@SPURSinGIFs) September 12, 2017
The designers at Nike have been chilling… pic.twitter.com/XBBvu2XDLi
— KABUURA (@andrewkabuura) September 12, 2017
Nike have done a good job copying and pasting third kits pic.twitter.com/NQRN6Zz5QM
— Jake Peachey (@JTPeachey) September 12, 2017
— Paul Smith (@TheePaulSmith) September 12, 2017