Avid football fans will be well aware that the third round of the EFL Cup, also known as the League Cup, is in progress this morning, with the second half of the round's matches being played across England. One of the key match ups from the encounters this morning is the battle between Welsh side Swansea and Premier League heavyweights Manchester City. Although one would expect performances from the likes of Leroy Sané or the return of Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany from injury would be the eye catching aspect of the match for the visitors, it is the kit Manchester City are playing in that is turning heads - and for all the wrong reasons.
@JamesRobsonMEN The badge grew on me, as did the new website— Modigliani (@HoraceOflaherty) September 21, 2016
As reported earlier in the year, Spanish fourth-tier side Club Deportivo Palencia made headlines after releasing a new kit ahead of their play-off run at the backend of last season. The message behind the kit design from kit supplier Kappa was that the side would 'give their skin' in order to get promoted and make Segunda B. The change to the 'flesh-themed' kit resulted in success for the lowly Spanish side, as they went on to win themselves promotion into the third tier of Spanish football for the 2016-17 season. That success hasn't been sustained, however, as Palencia currently find themselves rooted to the bottom of the Segunda B table with zero wins from five outings.
I've found the inspiration behind Manchester City's new 3rd kit. pic.twitter.com/rUhZCczafe— Adam Leach (@Leachy_90) September 21, 2016