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Even Tottenham’s 2018-19 third kits are freakin’ Nike templates

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I hope the money was worth it.

Tottenham Hotspur’s 2018-19 third kits have been leaked for a while now, and we’ve been prepared for something a little different. However, it turns out these “crazy” third kits aren’t even that unique.

If you’ve forgotten what they are supposed to look like, there’s now a photo of them in the wild, and they’re... well, they’re pretty wild.

When this design first got leaked, we wondered what the hell that design was. It looked like some kind of weird sponge-painting design, maybe something designed in a lab to look “random.” Sharp-eyed observers on the internet actually deduced that the top part of the design (on the dark shoulders and just below the dividing line) appears to be a map of north London, and specifically the location of Tottenham’s new stadium.

And you know what? That’d be pretty neat if NIKE WASN’T DOING THAT FOR JUST ABOUT EVERY OTHER FOOTBALL CLUB THIS SEASON TOO ARGHLEBLARGLEGRAAHASKJDF

We’ve been bitching about the terrible state of Spurs’ Nike kits this year since they’ve come out. The homes are absolutely god-awful, look worse on the pitch, and when paired with white shorts make the squad look like they’re wearing cummerbunds. The aways are QUITE LITERALLY BARCELONA’S TRAINING KITS. And now the supposedly unique third kits are just another Nike template, and not even the most well done of those templates (that’d be Roma’s third kits).

I sure hope the Nike money is worth it, because they’re sure not making it easy to support this kit deal.