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Bayern Munich officially unveil new away kits during training

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These are mint, literally; not the version of the word that means ‘fresh’ or ‘cool.’

Training of FC Bayern Munich
19 July 2018, Munich, Germany: Soccer, German Bundesliga, Training FC Bayern Munich on the training ground at Saebener Street. Arjen Robben (l-r), Franck Ribery and Sven Ulreich from FC Bayern Munich are running over the training ground. Photo: Matthias Balk/dpa
Training of FC Bayern Munich 19 July 2018, Munich, Germany: Soccer, German Bundesliga, Training FC Bayern Munich on the training ground at Saebener Street. Arjen Robben (l-r), Franck Ribery and Sven Ulreich from FC Bayern Munich are running over the training ground. Photo: Matthias Balk/dpa
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Last week, the design concept and color scheme for Bayern Munich’s away kits for the 2018/2019 season were leaked. Today, the club officially unveiled the new kits during their main training session at Säbener Straße along with a brief photo release of players posing in the new get-ups. The tops, shorts, and socks are already available to purchase on the club’s main web site.

Alaba, James, and Hummels lookin’ like they mean business:

Judging off of the reception this kit received from the majority of fans after they were leaked last week, this might not be one of the top-selling away kits in the club’s history. The mint green/gray base completely separates itself from any other away kit Bayern have ever sported in another bold attempt at individuality and uniqueness from Adidas. To quote myself from the initial kit leak last week, we can re-visit some of the main elements and details from the kit upon closer inspection:

Mint green and navy are not two colors one would ever think to associate with Bayern Munich, which is why the greater majority of fans find this jersey to be a bit out of tatste. Nonetheless, the top features a button collar, mint green base, with navy blue detailing on the shoulder stripes, sleeve cuffs, T-mobile logo, Adidas logo, and the monochromatic team badge. This is one of the first kits in a couple of seasons that features a monochromatic team badge, especially if you exclude special addition kits. Oh yeah, and we can’t forget about the Qatar Airways patch on the left sleeve...

Based on the comments we got from the leak piece, we can take a shot at divvying up what was most liked and disliked about the new kit.

What’s liked...

  • Across the board, everyone agrees on one thing; it’s a Bayern Munich kit, so it’s always going to be respected, even if it’s a widely disliked kit.
  • (This one goes either way, but...) No collar

What’s not liked...

  • The mint green/gray base. It’s striking resemblance to 1860 Munich’s kits hasn’t been taken too well
  • The monochromatic team badge is less preferred to the traditional badge.
  • The single button at the center of the front neck
  • The navy blue/purple stripes on the neck and sleeves with matching sleeve cuffs