I’m all for taking a chance- especially with an away kit- but this is just…no. The shirt is supposed to highlight the connections between Fulham and the Netherlands, but that is, at best, a stretch. Manager Martin Jol and some other members of the coaching staff are Dutch…and that’s it. Anyway, the shirt might work if the remainder of the kit was predominantly black with a little orange trim…but it isn’t. No, no, Fulham went all in. Click through to see the full extent of the damage.
To quote the immortal John McEnroe, “YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!!” I’m going to move past the fact that there is red in the Fulham crest and it has been put on an orange shirt… Orange shorts would be a little “iffy,” I concede that. I could envision black shorts and all orange or orange and black socks. They might even get away with white shorts and all white socks, but white shorts and orange socks?! No. No. No. As it stands, this kit looks like something you’d see on one of those 2. Bundesliga sides that you’ve maybe heard of, but couldn’t really say much about- maybe FC Erzgebirge Aue? And Clinton Drew Dempsey is going to parade around in this nonsense for an entire season? I don’t think so.
Footnote: This is why you don’t sign with Kappa as your kit provider- eventually something like this is going to happen.