Manchester United Unveil New “Snakeskin” Style Away Kit (Photos)


As photos of it leaked back on June 21, the new Manchester United away kit was not a surprise to many, if not most.

However, a lot of people saw the so-called “Savannah-toned aesthetic” strip for the first time yesterday, and in doing so interpreted the design far different from how the club intended.  The intention of Adidas and the club is to pay homage to artists in Manchester, specifically the mosaics found on the streets of the city’s Northern Quarter.

However, the patten and hues evokes the dessert to many, and upon close inspection it’s very easy for one to see “snakeskin.”

And the snake imagery opened the door to a few social media users and United fans taking pot shots at the ownership of the club.

United supporters who are committed to the #GlazersOut cause, and you can spot them by the green and gold in their avatars (referencing the club’s original color scheme and their rallying cry “green and gold until the club is sold”) are using the reptilian imagery as a means to slam the family that owns the team.

These are just three examples, but there are plenty more out there. Of course, the Glazer issue is a discussion for another post. In terms of just the away kit, what do you think? Do you like this design and color scheme, or not? Have at it in the comments section.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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  1. Patrick darnbrough says

    I think it looks brilliant unlike that shocking pink from last season. Go on the reds!! ?

  2. Anonymous says

    its good of woodhead to donate his skin like this

  3. Bernard Muchai says

    It looks awesome to me very unique I think I will buy it even before the home kit its nice …… GGMU


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