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.