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Fiorentina Will Have Not One, Not Two, Not Three, But FOUR Away Kits To Choose From This Season (Photos)

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Kit colour clashes shouldn't really be an issue for Fiorentina this coming season

To go along with their achingly beautiful (as ever) purple home strip, Fiorentina will have not one, not two, not three, but four spanking new away kits to choose from for the duration of the 2017/18 season.

Wunderschön: Germany’s Exquisite New 2018 World Cup Kit Is Inspired Their Own Classic 1988-90 Shirt (Photos)

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You might want to position yourself over your antique Victorian fainting couch, because it looks like the new Germany home kit is going to be a thing of overpowering beauty.

According to an image obtained by WAZ newspaper, Adidas' latest creation harks back to the classic kit Der Nationalmannschaft wore at the 1990 World Cup quite possibly the most handsome football shirt ever conceived.

Modern Football Is Rubbish: New St. Mirren Shirt Allows Fans To Add ‘Cub Scout’ Badges For Having Season Tickets, Travelling To Away Games, Etc (Photo & Video)

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St Mirren have proudly announced a pioneering new scheme that will allow fans to add their own 'cub scout' style badges to their new home jersey.

The brainchild of shirt manufacturers Joma, Buddies fanswill be able to iron on little gold badges for things like being a season ticket holder, being a member of the supporters' group and 'knowing the club's history'.

Real Madrid Release New Home Kit For 2017/18 Season, Trim Is Turquoise This Time (Photos & Video)

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Photo: Real Madrid/Adidas Football

Real Madrid have unveiled the new togs their players will be wearing next season, with Adidas knocking out a pair of new jerseys for the reigning Spanish and European champions.

As ever, when it comes to Real's home shirt, the only variable is the colour of the trim, with Adidas plumping for a less-than-subtle shade of turquoise this time round.

International football

Valon Behrami Charts His Entire Childhood In Kosovo With Enormous New Leg Tattoo (Photos)

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He may have represented Switzerland 73 times at international level, but Valon Behrami was born and raised in Kosovo.

Life as a child in Mitrovica in the late 1980s and early 1990s was tough, with the city torn asunder by the Kosovo War an armed conflict between Serbian and Albanian ethnic groups.

Sporting Lisbon’s New Away Kit Features Covert Messages In Both Braille And Morse Code (Photo)

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Photos: Macron/Sporting CP

Sporting Libson (or Sporting Clube de Portugal if you'd prefer) have unveiled a couple of new shirts for 2017/18, and one comes with a rather unique feature.

Suppliers Macron have incorporated a special message into the away jerseys, which first and foremost features a motto stamped in Braille under the club crest.

Commitment: Besotted Georgian Fan Gets Gigantic ‘All-Time Holland XI’ Tattooed On His Back (Photo)

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Step this way and behold perhaps the most audacious example of tactical football body art we've ever witnessed.

According to Four Four Two, the bloke in the photo below is actually Georgian but is so enamoured with all things Oranje that he felt inspired to have his all-time NetherlandsXI tattooed on his back, and at an immense scale.

FC Barcelona

La Banteur: PSG Fans Wear ‘He’s Staying’ Shirts To Poke Fun At Gerard Pique’s Poorly-Timed Neymar Tweet (Photos)

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A smattering of PSG fans paid good money to rib Gerard Pique over a clanger of a tweet the Barcelona defender emitted at the height of the swirling speculation that preceded Neymar's big move to the French capital.

Back on July 23rd, with the world still incredulous that such a transfer could come to pass, Pique posted a photo of himself and Neymar along with the fateful caption "Se Queda" "He's staying".

‘Buzzing To Start New Chapter’ – Ex-Oldham Defender Ryan McLaughlin Fools Twitter With Brilliantly Simple Barcelona Gag (Photo)

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While Liverpool Under-21s to Barcelona via Oldham Athletic isn't exactly the most well-worn career path, Ryan McLaughlin still managed to convince more than a few social media rubes that he'd made the big leap thanks to a brilliantly simple Twitter gag he concocted recently.

The 22-year-old full-back, who is a free agent after leaving the Latics this summer, posted a photo on Twitter holding his new Barca shirt aloft and heralded a new and exciting chapter in his professional career.

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‘I Have Never Been Motivated By Money’ – Neymar Holds His New Work Shirt Aloft At PSG Unveiling (Photos)

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PSG have unveiled their new £196million plaything to the world, with Neymar getting his hands on his new work uniform for the first time at an introductory press conference in Paris.

The Brazilian joined PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi for a natter, wittering on about 'new challenges' and the like.

Kind Of Blue: Arsenal Officially Unveil Their Shiny New 2017/18 Away Kit (Photos)

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Photo: Arsenal FC

With a new home and third strip already 'activated', Arsenal have completed the set by finally unveiling their new 2017/18 away kit.

The strip features a subtle blue gradient with a metallic shimmer and is so tight you'll be able to inspect all your favourite players' internal organs for abnormalities.

Retro Football Sponsorship Deals: Arsenal Hard-Arse Steve Bould Models For ‘Arrow’ Boots, 1992 (Photo)

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The year was 1991; Anthony Hopkins was knee-deep in Hannibal Lecter, Vanilla Ice was bringing Caucasian hip-hop to the masses, Arsenal were First Division champions and all the cool kids wanted to be Steve Bould.

After the Gunners took the title while losing just one game all season, sportswear brands were queuing around the block to snap up their stars on endorsement deals.

Man Utd’s Snazzy New ‘Holy Trinity’ Silver Third Shirt Was Designed By A 21-Year-Old Fan (Photos & Video)

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Photo: Manchester United/Adidas Football

Manchester United have released their new third kit for 2017-18 and it's not nearly as bad as it might have been.

When images of the strip leaked a couple of months back it looked like United's 'Holy Trinity' homage was shaping up to be an eyesore "Morph and his family choosing which rollercoaster to go on" but, mercifully, the design is much more subtle than first feared.

Pink Tinge: Arsenal Release Fabulously Sleek New Third Kit For 2017/18 Season (Photos)

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We've cropped Nacho Monreal out of this picture. Nothing personal, you understand!

Currently on tour in Australia, Arsenal have seized the opportunity to unveil their new third kit in front of two of Sydney's most famous tourist traps.

Several of the Gunners entourage, including new signing Alexandre Lacazette, lined up to model the strip in front of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge as the sun faded below the horizon in the background.

Suits You Sir: Memphis Depay Dresses Up To The Nines In Leopard Print On Family Trip To Italy (Photos)

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Having proposed a week or two ago, Memphis Depay is currently enjoying a prolonged holiday in Italy with fiancee Lori Harvey and her entire family.

For the record, Lori is the daughter of US game-show host Steve Harvey, who is basically America's answer to Les Dennis.

Of course we know that Memphis is an absolute stone-dead, cold case of a victim when it comes to fashion, having wowed us with a wide array of haute-couture ensembles in the past from ' Dandy Matador ' right through to ' Homeless Peruvian Panpipe Virtuoso '.

Wayne Rooney Involved In Proceedings As Man Utd Launch New 2017/18 Home Kit (Photos & Video)

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Photo: Adidas Football

Manchester United have unveiled their new home kit just days ahead of their pre-season jaunt to the United States.

The Adidas offering is red with black and white cuffs (supposedly inspired by the flags waved at Old Trafford on matchdays) and has a neat little button-up grandad collar.

Tottenham Announce Huge New Kit Deal With Nike, Home And Away Shirts Both Leaked (Photo & Video)

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Image: @SpursOfficial/Twitter

After fiveseasons with Under Armour upon their breast, Tottenham have today announced the club have signed a bumper deal with Nike to providetheir togs for the next severalyears.

The "multi-year" contract will reportedly net Spurs around £30million per annum, which is three times more lucrative than their previous kit supply arrangement was worth.

Arsenal ‘Activate’ New 2017/18 Home Kit – Red With White Sleeves, In Case You Were Wondering (Photos)

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Photo: @Arsenal/Instagram

Arsenal have revealed their new 2017/18 home kit and, honest to goodness, you'd be hard-pressed to notice.

The strip was officially unveiledas part of a "live activation" at Kings Cross station on Wednesday morning, with Robert Pires and Martin Keown showing up to do the honours.

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Chapecoense To Wear Special Shirt With 71 Stars, One For Each Victim Of Tragic Air Crash, In Upcoming Friendly Against Barcelona

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Photo: Umbro Football

As part of their collective rehabilitation, Chapecoense are due to play Barcelona in a friendly next Monday evening.

Of course, Chape saw their club decimated in November of last year when a plane carrying almost every member of their squad and staff crashed on the approach to Medellin airport in Colombia, killing 71 of the 77 people on board.

‘I Pray For You’ – Kevin-Prince Boateng Vows To Wear Undershirt In Support Of Abdelhak Nouri For Entire Season (Photo)

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Kevin-Prince Boateng has announced that he will wear an undershirt in tribute to stricken Ajax midfielder Abdelhak 'Abbie' Nouri for the entirety of next season.

As you no doubt recall, Nouri, 20, suffered "serious and permanent" brain damage after collapsing during a pre-season friendly a fortnight or so ago.

Hajduk Split’s New Third Shirt Features Name Of Thousands Of Fans As Result Of Club Membership Drive (Photo & Video)

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Photo: Hajduk Split/Macron Sportswear

After introducing both Braille and Morse code to Sporting Lisbon's new strips, Macron have done it again in terms of subtly incorporating clever little design flourishes into their kit design.

The latest recipients are Croatian side Hajduk Split, whose new jerseyis the grand culmination of a long-running fan project.

Bristol City Vow To Investigate After Oxford United Label Discovered Stitched Into New Away Shirt (Photo)

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Photo: @Bristol_Sport/Twitter

Bristol City's owners have vowed to investigate after a rather significant production flaw was discovered inside one of their new replica shirts.

Matthew Gillett recently took receipt of his gaudy purple and lime pre-order jerseyonly to find it had arogue Oxford United label stitched inside.

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Blast Off: Roma Have Francesco Totti’s Final Shirt Launched Into Space For Some Reason (Photo & Video)

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As testament to Francesco Totti's longevity and years of faithful service, Roma have strapped one of his shirts to a rocket and blasted it into orbit.

Totti made his 786th and final appearance for his beloved Roma before bowing out back in May, thus bringing to a close his 24-year playing career.

J-League: Lukas Podolski Wore Very Special Pair Of Custom Boots For His Vissel Kobe Debut (Photo)

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Lukas Podolski made his J-League debut for Vissel Kobe on Saturday evening, scoring twice in a 3-1 victory overOmiya Ardija.

The German striker also decided to dress up all nice for the occasion, donning a very special pair of custom boots.

Indeed, Poldi had his old Adizeros plastered with a graphic of Kojiro Hyuga, a character from the ever-popular Captain Tsubasa manga series.

MLS: Kei Kamara Posts Wonderful Twitter Rant After Receiving $1,250 Fine For Wearing Odd Socks (Video)

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Once briefly of Norwich and Middlesbrough, Kei Kamara is currently on the books New England Revolution where he recently picked up a fine for the heinous crime of wearing a pair of unauthorised socks.

Indeed, the 32-year-old striker was stung for $1,250 by the MLS top brass for taking to the pitch wearing a pair of Trusox support socks.

Chelsea: Diego Costa Spends Pre-Season Partying In Brazil While Wearing Atletico Madrid Shirt (Video)

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Diego Costa has provided us with further circumstantial evidence (if it were needed) that he won't be a Chelsea player next season.

The striker reportedly already has one foot out of the door at Stamford Bridge having seen his already fractious relationship with manager Antonio Conte dissolve to nowt over the past few weeks.

Huddersfield’s Astonishing New Away Kit Sees Return Of Infamous ‘Electric Hoops’ From 1991/92 (Photos & Video)

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Huddersfield Town unveiled their brand new away kit this afternoon and, glory be, it sees a grand return of the red and black 'electric hoops' that graced their change strip back in 1991/92.

The Terriers unveiled their new kit immediately before their friendly against Bury at Gigg Lane, removing their warm-up jackets to reveal the utter madness which

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Tottenham’s Kit Launch Promo Is Infinitely Improved By Adding Music From *That* Top Gun Volleyball Scene (Video)

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Above is the corny video Tottenham used to accompany the launch of their new kits, complete with grime soundtrack and lots of dynamically-edited footage of the Spurs chaps doing exciting twists, jumps and fist-bumps.

Below is the version the club should have used, expertly spliced by the ever-brillo Nooruddean Choudry (@BeardedGenius) to replace the original music with 'Playing With the Boys' by Kenny Loggins, la the infamously homoerotic volleyball scene in Top Gun.

Manchester United

Reports: Nemanja Matic On Cusp Of Leaving Chelsea As First Image Of Him Wearing Man Utd Kit Supposedly Leaks (Photo)

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Word has it that Nemanja Matic is now within the width of a gnat's nobblies of completing his big transfer to Manchester United.

It's being widely reported that United are "close" to signing the Serbian midfielder from Chelsea for a fee in the £40million region.

Indeed, a leaked image of Matic wearing a United shirt is doing the rounds on social media, though whether or not it's kosher is being hotly debated.

On The Money: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Immortalised On Swedish 1,000 Krona Bank Note (Photo)

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He may be out of a job at the moment, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still very much in the money or on the money, as the case may be.

Having already been immortalised in postage stamp form, the Swedish super-duperstar has been further honoured by having his face added to the 1,000 krona bank note.

Man Utd: Diddy Little Juan Mata Tries On Romelu Lukaku’s Gigantic Size 13.5 Football Boots (Photo)

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Photo: @ManUtd/Twitter

With Romelu Lukaku officially completing his big move to Manchester United yesterday, Juan Mata was one of the first to welcome his ex-Chelsea teammate to the fold.

"Welcome Romelu Lukaku, aka biggest boots EVER," Mata quipped on Twitter before posting an image of himself wearing the Belgian's enormous size 13.

Bundesliga

2. Bundesliga: Newly-Promoted Holstein Kiel Have Innovative ‘Fjord Map’ Kit Design Rejected By League Officials (Photo)

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After tussling their way up and out of the German third tier last season, Holstein Kiel decided to pay homage to their roots by featuring one of their most famous local landmarks on their new kit.

As such, the clubproduced a kit that featured a historical map of theKieler Fjord as it looked in 1900.

Bayern Munich Replace English Fan’s 21-Year-Old Mug After Original Became Too ‘Faded And Cracked’ To Use (Photos)

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Photo: @jim_entwhistle/Twitter

After over two decadesof loyal service, English football fan Jim Entwhistle was finally forced to retire his beloved Bayern Munich mug recently after finally accepting that the old galjust wasn't up to snuff anymore.

A week or so ago, Jim a Nottingham Forest fan by trade took to social mediato broadcast the bad news, tweeting: "After 20+ years of service, 1000s of brews, I'm retiring the Bayernmug.

Bayern Munich Unveil Daring New Club Logo, Their Bavarian Lozenges Have Never Looked So Good (Photo)

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Image: @danielnyari/Twitter

Bayern Munich have officially unveiled a brand new club logo and yes, you're looking at it.

Up there (on the right) is the daring new sigilunder which the Bavarian behemoths will play as of next season.

The obsolete crest is on the left.

From now on you will be seeing a new FC Bayern logo.

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Sunderland Reveal New 2017/18 Away Kit By Allowing One Special Fan To Wear It To First Game Of Season (Photos)

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Sunderland came up with a novel way to launch their new away kit, by having just one lone fan wear it to their first match of the Championship season.

The Black Cats played host to Derby at the Stadium of Light on Friday evening, with supporter Brendan O'Donnell tasked with mingling amongst the crowd while wearing the club's new baby blue strip.

Football Tat: Ronaldinho Launches His Own Line Of ‘Limited Edition’ Fidget Spinners (Photo)

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Photo: @ronaldinho/Instagram

Already boasting his very own line of own-brand luxury condoms, it's perhaps only natural that Ronaldinho has now moved into the fidget spinner racket.

For the uninitiated, fidget spinners are basically faddy little gyroscopic-type gizmos that you spin, watch spinning, stop, then spin some more.

Patrick Kluivert’s Nine-Year-Old Son Has Just Signed His First Endorsement Deal With Nike (Photo)

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When Pies' were nine years old, we were far too busy racing our penny farthings and playing hoop-and-stick in the streets to worry about signing endorsement deals with global sportswear conglomerates.

Alas, times have changed, and now we live in a world where Patrick Kluivert's nine-year-old son Shane has a lucrative sponsorship deal with Nike which he announced himself via his very own verified Instagram account.

Dépêche Mode: Arsene Wenger Wears Funky Custom Arsenal Trainers For Bayern Munich Friendly (Photos)

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This very week, Arsene Wenger officially became the longest-serving manager in Premier League history.

As of Monday, Wenger has outlasted the 7,582 days that Sir Alex Ferguson spent in charge of Manchester United in the Top Flight™, though of course the Scot did spent over five years at the United helm before football began in 1992.

Netherlands Women’s National Team Change Royal Crest From Lion To Rampant Lioness (Photos)

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Photo: Nike Football

For the first time in 46 years, one of the latest incarnations of the Netherlands' famous orange kit will carry a different crest.

Nike have revealed that the new Dutch women's national team kit will swap out the prancing lion that features on the royal crest in favour of an altogether more fitting lioness design.

Shit Football Kits: Wycombe Wanderers’ Gaudy New Goalkeeper Strips Are Nigh-On Hallucinogenic (Photo)

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First of all, be warned that if you stillsuffer fromlucid flashbacks to 'Nam then you should probably give this article a wide berth.

Wycombe Wanderers have unveiled a couple of new goalkeeper kits for 2017/18 and to call them nauseating is to do them a disservice...

The new @ONeills1918 keeper kits for the 2017/18 season!