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15th Jul 2022

New AC Milan kit could be banned by Serie A due to new rule

Simon Lloyd

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A new Serie A rule on shirt colour was announced last year.

AC Milan could be forced to rethink their soon-to-be-released third shirt due to a new rule set to come into effect from the start of the 2022/23 season.

Leaked images claiming to show the Italian champions’ third kit for the new campaign have recently appeared online, via Footy Headlines.

Made by Puma, it combines different shades of camouflage green – including ‘Dark Green Moss’ as its primary colour and ‘Spring Moss’ for the club crest and logos.

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This choice of colour scheme, however, may fall foul of a new Serie A rule, which prohibits clubs from wearing green.

It was announced last year that the Italian top flight would be banning outfield players from wearing the colour after TV broadcasters raised concerns that the green of the grass would blend with the green of the kits.

The rule only applies to away and third shirts, so teams who traditionally play in green home shirts, like Sassuolo, for example, are not expected to make any changes. Goalkeepers’ jerseys are also exempt from the rule and clubs are still permitted to have green on their shirts so long as it is not the dominant colour.

The new regulations were announced a year ago to give clubs and manufacturers ample time to make sure their new shirts fit the criteria.

It remains to be seen if Serie A will take issue with Milan’s third shirt design. Although not likely to blend with the green of the grass, the shirt is undoubtedly predominantly of green hue, so could well force AC Milan to change to a different colour.

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