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Manchester City's new third kit is sure to split opinion, with it's bright colours, but what is certain to be hated by everyone is the 'explanation' as to why they've picked the design.
Premier League champions Manchester City are starting a new kit deal with Puma next season. The club had already revealed their home and away kits for the 2019/20 campaign and now there's a third kit too.
Puma and City have gone bold with the new shirt but it's not the kit itself that will catch the eye most but their explanation. In the PR blurb on their website, City explain saying, "The vibrant and disruptive kit colours embody the modernity of the club and its mission to play attractive, technically-skilled and attacking football, from the men's and women's first team, right through the academies."
Others had their own ideas on where the kit design came from:
Found the inspiration for City's new kit pic.twitter.com/5bMEPXHDyM
- Kieron (@DaleyBlindFC) July 15, 2019
Manchester City's new third kit for the 2019/20 season. :flushed::tropical_drink: pic.twitter.com/c60QlIEOIc
- Football Stuff (@FootbalIStuff) July 15, 2019
My instant thought when I saw the Man City Kit :rocket: pic.twitter.com/OVPpE3A5N5
- Daniel ' Goalazio (@GoaIazio) July 15, 2019
Manchester City 's Third kit. Thoughts ?#ManCity #BaskinRobbins pic.twitter.com/otsOMtNy1y
- Fawaz Rasheed (@Fze32) July 15, 2019
Loving the behind the scenes footage from the launch of the new City kit. pic.twitter.com/EObGYlqjOo
- Jack Pierce (@Jackpierce88) July 15, 2019
Pep Guardiola did reveal he's looking forward to his players wearing the new kit though, saying, "Football is a source of inspiration and enjoyment to millions around the world. On the pitch, our aim is to play attacking and entertaining football and I'm delighted that the PUMA design team has used this as inspiration for our new Third kit. I look forward to seeing it on-pitch this season."
Guardiola won't care if his team look like ice lollies if they can go even better than their domestic treble winning season and win the Champions League next May.
After defending the Premier League title and adding the FA and Carabao Cups to their collection of trophies again the last thing on their list of achievements to tick off is success in Europe.
What do you make of City's third kit?
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