Football fans have displayed mixed reactions after Manchester United and Chelsea unveiled their third kit for the 2020/21 season.
As can be seen in various social media posts as well as their YouTube video, Manchester United’s new Jersey which has a zebra-like stripe on it was trolled by football fans as they called the club zebra united or tomtom united mockingly.
Manchester United first-team stars Scott McTominay, Marcus Rashford, Star midfielder Bruno Fernandes – and also club legend David Beckham modelled the shirt that will be paired with white shorts and white socks.
Thanks for the seal of approval, Becks — we’ll take it from here ????
A huge reaction was posted on social media, while some liked the new strips, the majority thought it looked awful.
See how football fans mocked the club’s kit below:
How can TomTom leverage on the zebra third away kit of Manchester United?
An Adidas statement explained the loud design is a homage to United’s history of striped kits, which began over 100 years ago and also featured on strips in the 1970s and 80s. In a nod to that past, the latest release includes a “110 years of stripes” tagline on the collar.
Chelsea’s new kit was not also spared from the mockery.
Blues unveiled their new third kit and it looks remarkably similar to a Crystal Palace home shirt, which bears the Eagles’ famous red and blue stripes.
Chelsea tweeted images from the kit launch with the hashtag #itsachelseathing.
Palace simply responded with the hashtag #itsnotthoughisit.