Everyone remembers Fergie blaming Manchester United’s grey kit for their stunning 6-3 defeat to Southampton back in 1996. He even made them change into a blue and white number at half-time to no avail.
Arsenal’s infamous ‘bruised banana’ away kit got absolute pelters back in 1993, but it sold out in minutes when Adidas re-released it this year for the eye-watering sum of £75 .
But what about the less famous but no-less visually unappealing kits from the Premier League era? Surely they deserve recognition too! Here are five of the worst Premier League kits that you might have forgotten ever existed.
This infamous Manchester United kit was scapegoated by Fergie after Southampton’s 6-3 win
Blackburn Rovers Away 1997/98
Fancy looking like a bruised satsuma that’s long gone out of date? Well Asics have got you sorted with this stunningly bad rendition of the Blackburn away kit, circa 1997/98.
Also featuring a massively oversized light grey collar, this awful shirt seems to get darker towards the bottom, giving the effect that the wearer might have wet themselves.
Rovers did at least manage to finish 6th in the Premier League in this appalling kit, while also reaching the 5th round of the FA Cup. There is one available on eBay for £50, which the seller proclaims has possibly been worn by none other than Kevin Gallagher.
Chris Sutton modelling Blackburn Rovers’ orange away kit against Crystal Palace in August 1997
Arsenal Third 2012/13
Arsenal have been cursed with some distinctly average away kits in recently years. In fact almost every shirt that Puma managed to produce during their five-year stint was met with apathy at best from Gooners.
But this purple and black hooped effort made by Nike in 2012 needs to be consigned to the bargain basement of Premier League kit history.
It’s infamy rose significantly after the Gunners suffering the…