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Worst At The World Cup

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June 26th, 2014

Costa Rica Rica 2014 Home Shirt

Costa Rica have been doing quite well on the pitch, but leave a lot to be desired in terms of their uniforms. The completely asymmetrical, meandering stripe looks like something that belongs on a bad tattoo, rather than a football shirt from 2014. And I’m not the only one who thinks that. Lookbook commenter Jim D. thinks they look like¬†“designer rejects from the Taiwanese Olympic badminton team or something”. That said, better to wear an ugly kit and be in the knock-out stage than vice-versa.

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Udinese 11/12 Away Shirt

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June 22nd, 2012

Udinese 11/12 Away SHirt

Quick! Shield your eyes! Prolonged visual contact with the 11/12 Udinese away shirt may lead to temporary psychosis, malignant mutations, and will make your unborn children adopt political viewpoints that are completely opposite to your own. As such, we humbly ask all Udinese fans to wear their innoffensive black-and-white striped home shirt instead, which should also help them avoid being confused with pub league referees.

Source: UK Soccer Shop

Filed under: Colorblinded

11/12 Panathinaikos Shirt

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February 19th, 2012

Panathinaikos Football Kit

Not really a fiasco per se, butAthens based FC Panathinaikos football kits have always seemed like a rip on traditional Irish colours with their rich green hues and conspicious shamrocks. We’re not saying it’s a copyright violation or anything, but an all-green football shirt with Pa Na Thina√≠ Kos written on it would only make more sense, wouldn’t it?

Source: UK Soccer Shop

Filed under: Repeat Offenders

Atletico Bilbao Shirt, circa 2004

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January 12th, 2012

This is what an Atletico Bilbao shirt looks like now, but in 2004 the club commissioned Basque artist Dario Urzay to the design the above-pictured wonder. Apparently spilled blood was the inspiration, but outside observers maligned it as more akin to an “explosion at a strawberry jam factory” or a squirt of ketchup. We happen to think that the shirt looks eerily similar to a hypothetical military camouflage to be used on the surface of a red planet, such as Mars. We also wonder about how many brave Bilbao supporters actually bought the replica, and whether or not one is hanging in the Guggenheim.

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Filed under: Oldies Butt-Uglies, Sore Eyes' Eyesores

Boyaca Chico Home Shirt

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January 5th, 2012

Boyaca Chico 11/12 Home Shirt

At first glance, ‘Boyaca Chico’ might sound like the title of a General Levy song, or an ill conceived Ali G utterance. In reality, Boyaca Chico is a first division soccer club from central Colombia that has a dodgy kit that is, for some reason, available for sale from major online retailers.

Source: UK Soccer Shop

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11/12 Newcastle Home Kit

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December 26th, 2011

11/12 Newcastle Home Shirt

According to some, the striped pattern of the Newcastle home shirt reminds them of the ubiquitous double white line road markings. Yet for others the design represents an abstracted formal suit and vest. Ink blot psychologists would surely have a field day with this. Puma’s kit designers can probably do better.

Source: UK Soccer Shop

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11/12 Deportivo Saprissa Kits

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December 24th, 2011

2011 2012 Saprissa Football Shirts

The next time one of your friends complains about the look of their team’s kit, feel free to send them this way. That is, of course, unless your friend considers Costa Rican superclub Saprissa to be their favourite, in which case they should have every right to complain. Judging from the photo however, these Saprissa players seem to know what’s up, but couldn’t care less. It must feel good to be a footballer!

Source: Football Shirt Culture

Filed under: Spotty Sponsors, Ugly In Pink

07/08 Chelsea Away Shirt

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December 24th, 2011

07-08 Chelsea Football Shirt

Chelsea FC generally keeps it classic and cool with their home gear, and mixes things up with the two alternate kits. In 2007 they applied some out-of-the box thinking that resulted in a distinctive neon-green away shirt. Thankfully, the shirts are still available for sale, which serves as both proof of their existence and boon to Chelsea fans who also happen to be nighttime construction workers.

Source: UK Soccer Shop

Filed under: Colorblinded, Oldies Butt-Uglies

91/92 Celtic Away Jersey

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December 24th, 2011

91/92 Celtic FC Shirt

Hello, Celtic F.C. fans. We know your current 11/12 shirts are pretty snazzy, but did you know that this is what your team wore exactly 20 years ago? And no, the 91/92 Celtic away shirt wasn’t designed by Jorge Campos or Jackson Pollock. It simply looks like a bizarre cross between a football shirt, a hunting camouflage, and the freshly upturned underside of a mossy rock.

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Italy’s 2012 Shirt

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December 23rd, 2011

Italy 12/13 Home Shirt

Hey new Italy home shirt, I’m looking at you. I’m somewhat enamored by your throwback stitching, fit, and pattern. I mean, retro sportswear has been in style since the late 90′s or so. It’s the collar that looks like something that belongs in an altogether different era, perhaps during the Industrial Revolution.

Look, I’ll reserve final judgement until I see actual humans running around on the pitch while wearing one, but for now I feel especially sorry for Torino based Italian football fans, who have to endure questionable kits on both the international and the domestic front.

Source: UK Soccer Shop

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