Man City 2020-21 third kit leaked online which fans HATE as it ‘looks like bacteria under microscope’ – The Sun

Man City 2020-21 third kit leaked online which fans HATE as it ‘looks like bacteria under microscope’ – The Sun

May 21, 2020

MANCHESTER CITY fans have turned on a kit design resembling "cells under the microscope" after it was leaked online.

Puma's 2020/21 third kit dropped onto social media like a lead balloon after FootyHeadlines revealed the new offering.

In the race to come up with new and unique styles of football kit, manufacturers have become increasingly bold with their designs.

But City's third kit, based around a paisley pattern, came in for some rough treatment and follows the home shirt's leak that was also widely criticised.

Officially, the 'Whisper White' & 'Peacoat' colour scheme is meant to hark back to Manchester's indie music scene.

FootyHeadlines quote a Puma description as saying: "Manchester’s music scene has always been an influence on other bands worldwide.

"Top of the Pops was run by the BBC, from 1964–2006, originally recorded in the city itself. The Man City 20-21 third kit takes inspiration from the Paisley floral pattern which was intrinsically associated to the BritPop music scene of the 1960s and 1990s."

However supporters were not convinced when discussing the third kit on social media.

I don’t want to look like James May."

One City fan account wrote: "On a serious note why does Puma think it’s a good idea to have kits looking like broken glass and cells under a microscope? Getting less people to buy your shirts is a terrible business model."

Another commenter dubbed it the: "Coronavirus edition."

Twitter user Papa lamented: "Everytime I see one of these hipster designs I curse the day we signed the contract with Puma."

One fan tweeted a picture of City's traditional strip, writing: "It's time to get back to the basics."

Teo remarked: "I don’t want to look like James May."

And Alex asked: "Who honestly gets the final say on these kit designs?

"Been dreadful for years. Bring back Umbro."

But Robbie added: "This is one of those shirts that people hate at the time but in 10-20 years people will be scrambling to get a hold of."

Last year, German designer Puma signed a 10-year deal with City worth a reported £650million, replacing their old contract with Nike.

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