Retro football shirts are a must-have for any serious football fan.
How do you expect to be taken seriously if you don’t have a 1997/98 Flamengo third kit sitting in the bottom draw of your wardrobe?
That rule also applies to processional football clubs. Take Fulham, for example.
Fulham have played on the road three times since returning to the Premier League, travelling to Spurs, Brighton and Man City.
Now, riddle me this.
Fulham have worn three different away kits, only using the official 2018/19 alternative strip once. Confused?
Ryan Sessegnon and co took to the pitch against Spurs wearing the away kit from the 2015/16 campaign, updated with this season’s sponsor.
It’s not clear why Fulham made the move, although their blue away kit could have been seen to clash with the blue fade on Spurs’ home strip and their shorts.
Fulham weren’t done there though.
Against Brighton they turned out in the black away kit from last season, again updated with this season’s sponsor.
Fulham’s current away kit was clearly deemed to be too similar to Brighton’s home kit while the red strip from 2016 could technically have clashed with the Seagull’s red numbering.
Against City Fulham fans finally got to see this season’s away strip, although it proved to be an unlucky charm.
Five games into Fulham’s Premier League campaign and they’ve already worn four different kits.
Spare a thought for anyone who splashed out £55 on an away kit.
Fulham’s revolving fashion door isn’t even the most pedantic cases of kit clashes we’ve seen this year.
Croatia went through their entire World Cup campaign without wearing their first-choice home strip.
Why don’t more teams just wear neon yellow alternative kits and crack on with it?
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