Australian outfit Newcastle Jets play Indonesia’s Persija Jakarta on Tuesday night and are looking forward to using their brand new kit. On the other side of the world, though, another club’s fans are stunned by the strip.
— NEWCASTLE JETS FC ✈️ (@NewcastleJetsFC) February 11, 2019
Crystal Palace’s 2018/19 kit saw the return of the classic red and blue sash, which the South London outfit wear for away games, paired with a smart, striped shirt which has become synonymous with the club in the last decade or so.
The Eagles, donning the latter, fought back from one down to claim a well deserved point against West Ham at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
Watch the video below to see the most insane overhead kick you will see this week…
While Palace fans surely cannot believe they didn’t get the win – the home side dominated in the second half, with Wilfried Zaha, James McArthur and Michy Batshuayi all guilty of wasting chances – they would have been more shocked on Monday morning as they woke up to see that the Jets had stolen their kit designs.
The resemblance to Palace’s design (pictured below) is quite remarkable and you can see why eyebrows have been raised – it’s fairly safe to say that the SE25 faithful will be cheering on Jakarta on Tuesday night, that is, if they want to watch Asian Champions League action.
Here’s the best of the reaction on Twitter…
Beige shorts were not a good idea. Thanks for copying our kit otherwise, though #cpfc
— Michael Bretton (@mbretton) February 11, 2019
Erm…. if cpfc play you in a friendly we need to talk outfits.
— rob (@robfratelli) February 11, 2019
Maybee our new feeder club
— Mark Drew (@MarkDre19499496) February 11, 2019
@CEO4TAG – how much are they paying us for their lack of imagination, gall and audacity?
— Danny ‘E.H.G’ Perry ? (@80scorpio80) February 11, 2019
— Crispin Heath (@crispinheath) February 11, 2019
Look a very familiar….. ?
— ManorEAGLE (@SW2Eagle) February 11, 2019
This is cultural appropriation.
— Neil Kay (@neilkay1979) February 11, 2019
— Matt (@Matt_Woody13) February 11, 2019