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