Sports apparel giant Nike has come under heavy criticism by Premier League fans for their newly launched third kits for Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham, with all three looking very similar indeed. Fans found it impossible to ignore the similarities as the clubs revealed their new strips, which will predominantly act as away kits during their European campaigns.
Costing £90 for the original shirt and £60 for an adult replica, all three feature the same pattern, with their colours only slightly tweaked.
Premier League Champions Chelsea will sport shades of grey, which can be seen when they take the field against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League a fortnight later. Donning a white third-choice strip during their Premier League winning campaign last year, the Londoners have switched to black this year
Manchester City’s kit has a very similar camouflage design in shades of green. The blue side of Manchester have opted against recreating their orange and purple look from last season by also going for a green design.
Spurs have been given a purple and yellow colour kit, although the design and the pattern remains the same. Tottenham wore a gold strip in 2016/17.
Not just the Premier League, Barcelona and Inter Milan’s third kit manufactured by the same brand also looks similar. Twitterati weren’t amused.
Nike boasts the kits are made using Aeroswift technology that claims to be 10% lighter and dry 25% faster than previous kits and they also boast more stretch to ensure maximum comfort.The brand earlier received plenty of criticism when they unveiled their range of home shirts at the start of the seasons, but it looks like they have not learnt their lessons.