Photos purporting to show Manchester City’s new home kit for the 2021/22 season have leaked online, and it’s fair to say the reaction hasn’t been particularly positive.
Kit manufacturers Puma have paid tribute to the departing Sergio Aguero by adding the time he scored that crucial winner against QPR back in 2012, which is a nice touch.
However, the darker blue, combined with the white under the arm, hasn’t gone down well with most supporters on Twitter:
What on earth?
— Racer X (@3Two0i) April 21, 2021
The shade doesn’t seem great
— TJ (@mcfctj_) April 21, 2021
Wtf is this
— Blair (@blairmcleodd) April 21, 2021
Like that tbh 👍🏻
— Dave Wilson (@davewilson0210) April 21, 2021
— Christian Ferrara (@c__ferrara) April 21, 2021
Chelsea are winning the league next season if that’s our kit
— expert analyst (@expertanalyst12) April 21, 2021
Ewww wtf is that
— a_nd_re_w (@Andrew_2812) April 21, 2021
Looks like I’m probably going to be buying the away shirt again
— 𝓶𝓬𝓯𝓬𝓜𝓪𝓽𝓽 🇧🇼 (@MattHarl42) April 21, 2021
Looks alright imo
— James (@Deblueded) April 21, 2021
Not been impressed by any of the puma kits so far
— James Hodges (@james_MCFC93) April 21, 2021
City have gone with a darker shade in past seasons but this looks quite far off the traditional colour of Sky Blue. It may simply be the lighting in the photo, though, and it could look slightly lighter in real life.
Puma have certainly mixed things up with their home and away kits since taking over as the club’s kit manufacturer, and it is fair to say that this latest effort will probably be just as divisive as some of their previous efforts.