Top 10 original soccer jerseys as Norwegian club release kit with QR code on it
Top Norwegian club TromsÃ¸ appear determined to break down barriers after launching a football kit containing a QR code that draws attention to human rights issues in Qatar.
The Eliteserien team have created their new eye-catching third kit in collaboration with Amnesty International and, once scanned, the featured QR code directs spectators to a webpage detailing information on conditions in the controversial FIFA World Cup host Qatar. world of next year.
Along with the inauguration, the Norwegian club proudly declared: âTromsÃ¸ was the first professional club in the world to denounce the inhumane conditions in the country.
âWe were hoping that Fifa and Qatar would listen to us the last time, but it is obvious that money always trumps human rights and human lives. How many human rights violations will it take before the football community unites to demand better protection for migrant workers?
While TromsÃ¸ claims this is the very first team to adorn a kit featuring a QR code may not be strictly true (we’ll talk about that later), the club’s new player has certainly got the locals talking. people.
Following the latest innovative attempt at designing a football kit with a twist, Daily Star Sport takes a closer look at some of the sport’s other entries under the category of football’s most original kits.
Before Madison (2021-22)
Despite their proud claims, TromsÃ¸’s new outfit isn’t the first to feature a QR code if Forward Madison has anything to say about it.
The US outfit included the feature on his jersey back for the 2021-22 season, a somewhat misleading number called the Friends With Benefits kit.
The groovy outfit contained a checkered pattern with the team’s colors in white, pink and blue as well as the QR function which, when scanned, allowed individuals to buy a beer for a fan at Breese Stevens Field, the stadium of the club.
Forward Madison Artistic Director Cassidy Sepnieski explained the concept was to connect the global football community through kits and beer.
“This one [kit] I felt like there were no rulesâ¦ no expectations, just free and open space to explore and do something weird, âSepnieski revealed. âIt evolved into a bigger idea and connects things that we wanted to do from the start. It’s liberating and fun, I can’t wait to see the ripple effect it has.
CD Palencia (2016-17)
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Perhaps one of the most iconic kits of recent times, Club Deportivo Palencia’s anatomical outfit has given new meaning to the phrase ‘playing out of your skin’.
Spain’s fourth tier squad set the tone by unveiling a special issue, designed by Juan Francisco Martin (more on him later) for their Tercera Division play-offs in 2017.
The tape, which showed human anatomy muscles on the shorts and shirt, was advertised at the time with the slogan “nos dejamos la piel”, which roughly translates to “we give our skin” and was reportedly a sign of the death of the team. – firm commitment to the cause of Palencia.
Rumor has it that opposition full-backs are often skinned.
Braga’s kit designers for the 2019-20 season were clearly given a mandate of “something intimidating” when they created the club’s third kit.
The Portuguese side have unveiled an effort that was inspired by the armor of the troops of ancient Rome for reasons that no one seems quite sure.
The gray outfit featured an all-over graphic print and red logos making them look somewhat like Roman soldiers of old.
You would like to think they had at least one midfield warrior on the side.
Athletics Bilbao (2004)
Basque artist Dario Urzay was clearly advised to add a touch of red when asked to design a special jersey to mark the centenary of Athletic Bilbao, as it seems that is exactly what ‘he did.
The shirt, which was only worn during Bilbao’s short 2004 UEFA Cup campaign, was meant to conjure up a splash of blood but looked more like a white canvas covered in ketchup.
The club clearly do better to stick with stylish stripes.
Cameroon sparked controversy with their dressing for the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations with a kit as close to a suit football has never seen.
The all-in-one, which saw a skin-tight green top sewn into red shorts, was in fact so controversial that the Cameroon Football Federation were fined and initially scored six points in their Cup qualifying campaign. of the world.
It wasn’t the first time the Indomitable Lions had caused an uproar, either, having played in sleeveless vests in 2002.
Zamora CF (2018-19)
After making headlines with his Palencia kit, the services of original designer Juan Francisco Martin were once again called upon by another fourth-tier Spanish team.
Zamora CF donned a black and dark blue third kit for the 2018-19 season that was imprinted with the human circulatory system, but had the small tweak of the team logo in place of the heart.
As if that weren’t enough, a message on the back read: âBlood, that reddish fluid that carries life through our body, that originates and flows from the heart to nourish our emotions and feelings.
Zamora would have shown a real heart that season.
AtlÃ©tico Madrid (2004)
What was it with 2004 and the original kits?
While it’s understandable that some small football teams aim to grab headlines with original kits, Atletico Madrid’s name on this list certainly has an eyebrow.
To celebrate Spider-Man 2’s release in theaters around the world in 2004, Atleti adorned a blue number with a giant spider web on the front, made by none other than Nike.
We would like to know what Diego Simeone thought of this one.
Cultural Leonesa (2014-15)
Third and latest entry from daring designer Juan Francisco Martin, Cultural Leonesa was indeed the first to recruit his services.
To celebrate their 90th anniversary, Martin designed a unique tuxedo shirt that featured a faux bow tie and buttons.
I guess that saves having to change afterward before heading straight out for a post-game dinner. It was maybe a little pongy all the same.
BÃ©dale FC (2021-22)
Famous for its novelty kits which included hot dogs, bangers and mash, Bedale FC was back in force in 2021 with the world’s first transparent strip. Yes, you read that right.
The kits included giant white arrows on the shorts and shirt that pointed to the male genital area and featured the message: “Remember to check.”
The North Yorkshire club, which plies its trade in the North Riding League, created the smart number in honor of Prostate Cancer UK and for every kit sold, donated Â£ 5 to the charity.
What about Spain and the spectacular kits?
Oddly enough, Getafe’s outfit for the 2009-10 season was sponsored by fast food giants Burger King.
While not exactly eccentric, the shirts also featured the “King” face on the underside. So when a player celebrated by pulling the shirt over his head, the royal was revealed.
Getafe ended up having a huge season, reaching the Copa del Rey semi-finals and finishing in a very commendable sixth.