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31st Jul 2015

Germany’s Euro 2016 away jersey may cause you to lose your lunch

Avert your eyes

Patrick McCarry

Wrong, wrong, wrong… but it is reversible.

We are not sure about the timing of this jersey launch – why not wait until the qualifiers are over?

Germany are not waiting until they actually qualify for Euro 2016.

In keeping withe the practice of European football clubs, to release new home and away jerseys every 12 months, the Germans, in league with adidas, have released this doozy [below].

Muddy green sleeves with two-tone grey stripes down the torso. Madness.

Here is some of the marketing spin on a truly reckless jersey.

‘Mainly dark grey with subtle hoops, combined with neon green applications and hi-vis yellow details, drawing inspiration from street football… The new jersey can be reversed to boast the striking main color neon green, designed to be used as a bib.

‘The back of the neckline shows the writing “Bolzen. Pöhlen” (German words for street football).’

WARSAW, POLAND - JUNE 28:  Philipp Lahm of Germany shows his dejection during the UEFA EURO 2012 semi final match between Germany and Italy at the National Stadium on June 28, 2012 in Warsaw, Poland.  (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

So confident were adidas in their design that they have come up with a neon green back-up plan.

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