To launch a pink jersey for a male football team will always be seen as a bit controversial, it’s not many clubs using it, not to forget Palermo, a previous Bournemouth and HSV away kit.
But this season Red Devils will be in pink and so far it’s been a “lucky” color, especially for Romelu Lukaku who has scored three in pink, Chris Smalling the other player to have put the ball in the net in a special “pink edition”.
The game away to Burnley at Turf Moor and the one at Vicarage Road were both played in the a pink top, and so far that has been good for The Red Devils.
The reason behind is to show tribute to a paper made by Manchester Evening News, that saw it’s last issue printed back in 2007 and was as fresh as the paint on a new painted wall, giving you the latest football news, results and match reports as you got out of the gates at Old Trafford or Maine Road, being produced close to the stadium so that copies could be sold and spread easily.
The Football Pink was first introduced in 1963, and ran until that final day in 2007, and being this type of special phenomena it all is part of history now, being taken into the limelight again with the new 2018/19 Manchester United third kit.
The paper was always a Saturday issue, but later came out on Sunday as the Manchester teams were often playing on the day, being the top teams and Sky moving those events to Sunday’s.
The Football Pink was not also something being published other places in England and Sports News all over the planet as often been seen in this color. Norwegian newspaper VG, had their own mid sports magazine printed in pink for several years. The color is one attracting attention and of course it’s easy to read as well.
A issue in the summers were in green, but then will we see Manchester United in sea green over the summer, hopefully not, maybe mint is better, but that would be even a new way of giving football jersey’s a new and more creative look.
We welcome the pink alternative and in a way it looks ok, so maybe other clubs will follow bringing the pink color forward in football.