Of all of those who make Fantasy Kit Friday suggestions, Matthew Lysaght is the most challenging.
— Matthew Lysaght (@MatthewLysaght) September 29, 2017
I’ll be honest, it filled me with trepidation. Back in 2001, Celtic fans were up in arms when the hoops didn’t go all the way round on their new shirt – and this was at a time when protesting still needed some effort rather than just complaining on social media.
The most acceptable back-story I can come up with is that, as 1992 was the 25th anniversary of Celtic becoming the first English or Scottish club winning the European Cup.
That team, with all of its players from Glasgow and its surrounds, became known as the Lisbon Lions. In this parallel universe where the Bhoys had their kits made by Matchwinner, the home kit was still hoops that went all the way round – something like Shamrock Rovers’ – but a special edition shirt to commemorate the European win was commissioned.
Except the designer got mixed up and thought they were called the Lisbon Tigers.