Chelsea have officially released their new third kit and loads of the club’s fans are absolutely livid with the controversial design.
The blue and red stripes make Chelsea look more like Crystal Palace, and it’s not surprising that this unusual effort from Nike has not gone down at all well.
Chelsea usually wear black, white or yellow away from home, and fans won’t be entirely convinced by the explanation for this new look in a tweet from the Blues’ official account.
See below as Chelsea claim this strip is actually inspired by shoes from the 1990s – so nothing to do with their club’s history at all…
Meet a new legacy. The 20/21 @nikefootball third kit is here! ?
One for the sneakerheads ?, inspired by the 1990s Ultramarine Air Max 180 and classic shirts of the past!
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 7, 2020
Maybe CFC supporters will get used to it over time, and of course none will care if they end up winning silverware in this design.
For now, however, Twitter is full of angry replies as this latest Chelsea kit is clearly going down very badly on the day of its release…
delete this kit ?? https://t.co/fFu9CGlvdV
— jase (@gcldenb0y) September 7, 2020
— Harsh Bagayatkar?? (@dontbe_harsh) September 7, 2020
Honestly the worst kit I’ve seen in my life ?????
— Harry Doherty (@HarryDoherty9) September 7, 2020
Comfortably the worst kit we’ve had in my lifetime.
I’m so sorry bro @kaihavertz29
— Jack S. HI KAI (@Ub3reem) September 7, 2020
— Lavan (@McLavan29) September 7, 2020
Worst thing to happen to the club this summer! Red should never be on a Chelsea kit ? https://t.co/eznwcKvjYi
— Calum Culleton (@CulletonCalum) September 7, 2020
— FMPurdz #FM20 (@FMPurdz) September 7, 2020
Defo the worst Chelsea kit in my lifetime ? https://t.co/l5HCO2anl8
— SamCFC ? (@UTCSam) September 7, 2020