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Some Bayern Munich fans are NOT happy about the new blue shorts

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Bayern colors are meant to be red and white, and nothing else. Blue? That’s for that other Munich team...

FC Bayern Muenchen v VfB Stuttgart - Bundesliga
MUNICH, GERMANY - MAY 12: A sign is seen during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and VfB Stuttgart at Allianz Arena on May 12, 2018 in Munich, Germany.
FC Bayern Muenchen v VfB Stuttgart - Bundesliga MUNICH, GERMANY - MAY 12: A sign is seen during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and VfB Stuttgart at Allianz Arena on May 12, 2018 in Munich, Germany.
(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich sported their new kits for the 2018/2019 season during their last league match of the season vs. Vfb Stuttgart just four days after it was officially unveiled. For the first time in quite a while, the home kit features navy blue shorts to compliment the red jersey and socks, but some fans are not happy about that.

During Bayern’s match vs. Stuttgart over the weekend, a group of Bayern’s ultras were seen displaying a banner in the Allianz Arena’s Südkurve that showed disapproval of the blue shorts. The banner read:

Our club colors are red and white / what’s up with this blue kit shite?

At first thought, it seems like somewhat of an overreaction from some of Bayern’s most faithful fans, but there’s a reason why they’re so against the color blue. Their local rivals, 1860 Munich, who play in the Regionalliga, have always sported a predominantly blue kit, with varying shades throughout the years. The light blue goalkeeper’s kit that Sven Ulreich wore during the Stuttgart match was almost exactly the same shade of blue as 1860 Munich’s current kits.

You be the judge of this one.

FC Bayern Muenchen v VfB Stuttgart - Bundesliga
MUNICH, GERMANY - MAY 12: Goalkeeper Sven Ulreich of Bayern Muenchen stands in the tunnel with his daughter before the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and VfB Stuttgart at Allianz Arena on May 12, 2018 in Munich, Germany
A cute photo, but the blue is still strikingly close to 1860 colors...
(Photo by A. Beier/Getty Images for FC Bayern )

1860’s current kit during the Regionalliga derby back in April:

FC Bayern Muenchen II v TSV 1860 Muenchen - Regionalliga Bayern
MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 29: Timo Martin Gebhart of 1860 Muenchen shoots the ball during the Regionalliga Bayern match between FC Bayern Muenchen II and TSV 1860 Muenchen at Stadion an der Gruenwalder Strasse on April 29, 2018 in Munich, Germany.
Colors collide in the Munich derby from April...
(Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Although there are considerable differences in the shades of blue, it makes sense as to why the group of ultras is completely against any sort of blue in the kit whatsoever. Bayern’s supporters are no strangers to voicing their opinions in a peaceful manner to great effect, so perhaps they can convince the club to switch back to either red or white shorts...