Puma have recently released their new collection of third kits for the new season, and it would be fair to say that it has divided the football community’s opinion.
The new kits are unique as they do not feature the club crest, but instead, they feature the name of the club right above the shirt sponsors – a feature that has attracted the online football fans’ disapproval.
And only a day after its release, a Fenerbahce player became the first casualty of the kits without the club badges after he tried, and failed to kiss the crest after scoring in a match.
Turkish midfielder Muhammed Gumuskaya of Fenerbahce replaced Mesut Özil in their Europa League qualifying round match against HJK Helsinki and provided an instant impact as he broke the deadlock in the 65th minute.
The Turk was ecstatic after scoring, but his ecstasy soon turned awkward when he tried to find the club crest in order to kiss it and show his allegiance to the Turkish giants.
But as Fenerbahce were wearing their newly released third kits – Gumuskaya struggled to find the club crest even after desperately scrambling around his shirt for some time.
Gumuskaya would blame the kit makers for his awkward disposition, as Puma have been sent to the cleaners for their approach to designing third kits for different European clubs.
The online football fraternity doubled up on their criticism of Puma after videos of the celebration went viral after the match – and it followed right after Man City’s new kits were also put to the sword in a similar fashion.
Fenerbahce however would not complain, as they emerged winners against their Finnish opponents by a 1-0 margin in the first leg of the Europa League qualifying round fixture.
Puma released their new kits yesterday without club badges and Fenerbahce’s player just tried to kiss the badge after scoring and look what happened 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/uRUdMAI9XO— FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) August 19, 2021