In a quite avoidable but wholly welcome kit quirk, this week saw a return for Celtic’s much admired 2020-21 third strip for their visit to Hibernian.
Celtic make the trip to Hibs’ Easter Road at least twice a season, so you’d think adidas would have more foresight than to give them a pair of mostly white and mostly green change kits in the same season wouldn’t you?
To avoid a clash with the Hibees, Ange Postecoglou’s men turned out in last season’s popular black kit with its minty green details and the simplicity of their stripped back clover crest.
Let’s not bemoan the event, after all, it’s a bloody good looking shirt and The Bhoys didn’t seem to care, racing to a 3-1 win in the capital.
Yes there’s an argument to say that a little more forward planning may be in order for next season, but we’d much rather see clubs use perfectly good kit discarded just months earlier than dish out a 4th strip to cover the error.
You could even argue that football shirts should be kept on a two year rotation as seen in MLS.
More sustainable innit?