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Bavarian Fashion Works: Bayern Munich to wear black and white vs Atletico Madrid in Champions League

What’s black and white and red all over? Well, apparently Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

1. FC Koeln v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images

Bayern Munich’s next Champions League game will be surprisingly meaningless, despite their opponents being heavyweights Atletico Madrid. Bayern secured qualification early on and have also booked top spot in the group with two games to go, so don’t expect too many talking points from this one.

However, there is one small issue: the kits that Bayern will wear.

According to a leaked tweet regarding the kits for the game, Bayern will suit up in their black third kit against the Rojiblancos, which isn’t too much of a surprise, considering Atletico will be playing in both Bayern’s home and away colors, red and white. The surprise, though, lies in the shorts. In order to avoid clashing with Atletico’s blue shorts, Bayern will ditch their usual black shorts for white.

To see Bayern in white shorts paired with a dark kit is an uncommon sight, with that last occurring as far back as the 16/17 season, when Bayern wore their gray/black away kit with white shorts in their 2-1 win over PSV Eindhoven.

PSV Eindhoven vs Bayern Munich - UEFA Champions League Photo by DeFodi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Of course, back then the home kit was also paired with white shorts. That was a weird season overall, with Ancelotti and whatnot.

Fussball Testspiel Saison 16/17: FC Bayern Muenchen - Manchester City
We miss you, Philipp.
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Fans are already protesting the white shorts on Twitter, and it’s not that surprising to see, considering the fans went as far as to boycott a color out of existence in 2018/2019. The original home kit for that season was paired with blue shorts, but shouts of indignance from the Sudkurve resulted in the team wearing red shorts about midway through the season. Bayern fans can be very conservative about their colors.

FC Bayern Muenchen v Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Bundesliga
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Bayern Munich - RB Leipzig 1:0
...and after.
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What do you think of this new pairing? Is it worth complaining about, or is it insignificant?

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