March 15th, 2010

The Sizzle Query: Pink on the Pitch

Let’s talk footy and fuchsia, shall we?

We approve of Everton’s funky pink and black striped kits, if only because they seemed to have had a thigh-inducing effect on the team Saturday. And we’d definitely be remiss if we didn’t properly thank the Italian National Team for providing us gratiuitous shots of Fabio Cannavaro in a pink practice ensemble.

But pink on the breast plate is just that: pink on the breast plate. If real men wear pink, then what do we call jumping, head-banded men in matching pink shirts and socks?

Let’s consider a few footy moments in rose before we seek your opinion.

As we’re sure you remember, Arsenal’s Nicky Bendtner was one of the first footballers to show off his Nike Mercurial Vapor Rosas in ’08.

While his choice of footwear was met with both fanfare and criticism, we bore witness to the boots’ shirt-robbing abilities.

Because of this, we’d like to give all sports manufacturers our wishlist of ‘ballers who deserve their own pink boot fittings.

Fellow Kickettes, what’s your take on pink game wear? (We’re aware that in some cases this question is irrelevant as Simon Kjaer would look cute even in a pink tutu.)

Do you wish it was a palette banned from the shade selection of kit designers?

Do you think salmon-coloured shorts makes are simply not macho enough for your liking, or do you find the Miami Vice look kind of fly?

And since we’re on the subject, what’s your take on the colour swatch of pink hues offered? Our top pick goes to David James and his quite obviously Kickette-pink flavoured kit.

Perhaps fushia footy players shouldn’t be subject to discussion since they have no control over their uniforms. It may be best to reserve judgment for the occasions when pink occurs off the pitch.  As is often the case, footballers choosing their own clothes results in a massive holding cell of fashion failures with very few honorable mentions – let alone style stakes winners.

Your thoughts?

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34 Responses to “The Sizzle Query: Pink on the Pitch”

  1. Mom says:

    Looking back into not so recent history, pink was actually considered the masculine color. That’s why in many old paintings, little boys are wearing pink and girls are in blue. There are a number of goalies in different leagues who wear pink shirts… been hoping Iker would catch on one day. Can one imagine BWIN/SavetheTatas on the front of the RM kit? go to and dream away…

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  4. Rosey says:

    I am surprised CRon and Ramos haven’t stormed the RM office and demanded that they have pink kits!!! :-)

    • senora ramos says:

      lol! guti would be all up in the mix as well

      • Rosey says:

        Oh I forgot about Guti! :-)

      • Molly says:

        Lol I can just imagine Sergio, Ronny, and Guti doing this lol. I would love to see the three of them in pink kits.

        • senora ramos says:

          alright ladies. time to write perez and tell him that he would sell so many more shirts if we could get a pink one. in support of breast cancer awareness, of course. after all, it's not just in women. and it is breast cancer awareness month, so i vote they wear them for the getafe match next thurs

          • senora ramos says:

            or maybe that’s october, but it is still a worthy cause and would make the 3 of them very happy.
            ha ha, have a vision of el pirata in pink.

            • Molly says:

              I agree. We need to band together as the kickette community to get pink on the Real Madrid players lol. And the Breast Cancer Awareness thing is a great cause and it will show how much the player support womens causes and how sensitive they are lol :) .

              I can just see Iker in pink. I would love it. He would look a bit awkward though because of his pale skin lol but I think he would still look cute.

  5. boo says:

    Palermo is a pink team! Then again, they’re italians and they have no problem trying it all. I have no prblem with pink. I do however have a deep problem with the yellow card players are given when they remove their shirts during goal celebration. Then there are those kit colors that stab your eye- I think Barcelona or Chelsea have it as the reserve kit: neon red-pinkish- can’t watch the bloody game because of it.

  6. Allie says:

    I love this kit!

  7. Ess-Jay says:

    I don't mind that Everton kit much tbh.. It's rather nice.. But, other than that.. In general I don't think pink should be worn by footballers! Takes away from that manly look of them..

  8. Bia says:

    not Kjaer, is Federico Balzaretti

  9. Inés says:

    I like ballers in pink. The colour is not female exclusive anymore!

  10. liv says:

    when i see men wearing pink; all i can think about is pistry!

  11. Mrs-Arteta-x says:

    Real men were pink;)
    Mikel Looks fabulous!!

  12. tiktok says:

    Aw, Bendtner and Kjær in the same post <3

    • Madeleine says:

      Haha thought the exact same! I believe Kjær is the cutest player ever and Bendtner…. yum! GOD Kjær…. im drievlin now. Luv how pink looks on him!

      Off topic: are u Danish i mean u right æ not ae… in case welcome in the club… ;.)

  13. Thea says:

    I’ve always thought that the Everton Players are man enough to carry Pink, they are under rated as eye candy, Aretha and Cahil anyone?

  14. Molly says:

    I love the Everton pink and black kit in the top photo! I like the pink kits but sometime too much pink on anyone (including babies lol) can be too much. :)

  15. Joan says:

    Bordeaux wore pink kits and I hated them. Nost neccessarily because the kits were ugly but because there is something fundamentally wrong about Yoann Gourcuff wearing clothes of any kind.

  16. Lilipop says:

    I think I have got used to it,
    fushia is Ok on dark-skinned men
    but not pastel pink, no way!

  17. Riya (Come on you Reds!) says:

    Miki Arteta + pink = yum.

  18. carly says:

    I love Palermo's pink kit. They rock it.

  19. MrsNesta says:

    As there is more and more pink in the game isn't only a matter of time before Kickette sponsors a team (and if you do does that mean we have shares?) :) :)

  20. Missy Manchester says:

    Pink is a dangerous colour. If the wrong hue is paired with the wrong design…it could render passersby nauseous at best…apoplectic at worst.

    Pastel pinks on a kit…No. Nay. Never.

    Neon pink or fuschia as an accent colour? Perhaps. Peut-etre. Possibly.

  21. HiL says:

    I kinda got used to the Everton kit even though i don't really like the pink. Not to mention the other pink kits you mentioned :X

    Except of Palermo, them being pink is okay. They are Italian, they are the only ones who know how to work it.