Sky HD reveal the worst ever football kits of all time

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hull_city_footie_strip.pngWith the Premiership kicking off this Saturday, Sky is proudly boasting about all the matches it’s squeezed money out of its subscribers to be able to show in high definition.

They’ve also found time to compile the top 10 worst football kits of all time, based on a survey of one thousand UK footie fans.

In first place is the 1992-93 season home shirt for Hull City, whose creator took their “tigers” nickname too literally.

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In second place, the infamous grey “our players are camouflaged” 95-96 away strip for Manchester United, which was blamed for their 3-1 defeat at Southampton.

In third place, a variety of strips used by Mexico in the 1990s.

mexico_1990_football_strip.jpgRead on for four to ten.

In fourth to tenth place in the hall of shame:

  1. 1990-1991 Arsenal Away Shirt: the “bruised banana” kit.

  2. 1992-1993 Norwich City Home Shirt – known to fans as the “Bird Poo Kit”

  3. 1992-1993 Birmingham Home Shirt – all blue speckled affair.

  4. 1992-1993 Wolverhampton Wanderers Home Shirt – lovely multicoloured smears across the top

  5. 2004-2005 Cameroon Home One Piece Kit – skin tight green and orange one piece.

  6. 2007-2008 Chelsea Away Shirt – luminous yellow… nice.

  7. 1989-91 Liverpool Away Shirt – grey, again.

Fashion designer and football fan Wayne Hemingway said, “Some of these kits give the world of design a bad name, but maybe they didn’t come from the hand of a designer. As a Blackburn fan I completely agree with the number two choice and what were Hull thinking of? Maybe they wanted to become competition to that god-awful Tight Fit cheesy pop group and do their version The Tiger Sleeps Tonight? The new Chelsea away kit is pretty eye catching, and “pretty” is a good term — this fluorescent material would make a pretty frock. And if you’re watching them on Sky Sports HD make sure you’ve got some dark sunglasses because that colour will literally jump off the screen.”

Fashion disasters, as well as the games themselves, can be seen in much greater detail on Sky HD. Follow what Sky’s up to at HDTVUK, and your favourite football team at Who Ate All the Pies?

Andy Merrett