Earlier today, Olympique Marseille revealed the kit that Puma had produced in honour of the club’s 1993 Champions League victory.
As someone who was brought up on the principle of not saying anything if you can’t say something nice, I will vociferously argue that this is indeed a football kit and it is most certainly white and blue.
Still, though, the feeling at the back of the brain wonders if things would be better if Marseille hadn’t switched from adidas to Puma in 2018.
Simon Treanor had similar thoughts and he requested what was essentially an FKF queue-jumping so that a three-stripe version of the anniversary kit might be imagined today.
The go-to is the adidas Condivo style from 2020/21, with the the over-the-shoulder style seen in MLS. It may have contravened Uefa rules but we’re allowing an exception here – equally, while it is a relatively old design, there is at least one country still using it in 2023.
On the real thing, the logo of sponsors Cazoo is rendered large but we feel that a more subtle application, under the adidas insignia, works better, not least due to the fact that sponsors weren’t allowed in the Champions League in 1992-93.
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