Effzeh’s new carnival jersey: Cool or a crime against fashion?

It might not be fashionable to put on your football kit when you meet your family for another dreaded family gathering, but the way jerseys look has always been important. This video from back the early 70s shows that even back then there were weird ideas for how kits should look.

Last night, 1. FC Köln played in their special blue kits due to the fact that Werder Bremen had decided to unveil their event jersey which featured effzeh’s white and red colours. The Bremen jersey was intended to show off the colours of the city of Bremen and has been a hit with many of the Werder fans.

Today, it is the club from the cathedral city making headlines with a fashion statement. The Billy Goats’ official Twitter account released a picture of the club’s new carnival kit. Reaction has been mixed, with some of the fans loving the new kit whilst others find it despicable.

One fan calls upon the DFB to start a commission looking into fashion crimes committed through the jerseys teams have to wear.

Another Köln sees the humorous side, stating that the kit could have confused Werder Bremen last night and helped the Billy Goats to go through to the next round of the DFB Pokal.

Another goes as far as stating that even Modern Talking’s songs are more tasteful than this jersey.

However, several users on Twitter express delight about the new kit, and one of them goes as far as stating that this is the best carnival kit the club has come up with in its history.

Given the vastly different opinions about the jersey we at the fanatic are wondering what our users think about this kit. Leave comment in the section below and vote in our poll to give us an answer to the question: Is this really dreadful or is it a cool kit?

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Niklas Wildhagen

Niklas is a 33-year-old football writer and podcaster who has been following the Bundesliga and German football since the early 90s. You can follow him on Twitter, @normusings, and listen to his opinions on @TalkingFussball.