By Chris Wright
Earlier in the season, St Johnstone were dumped out of the Europa League qualifying rounds by Eskisehirspor, though the hospitality that the Turkish club showed their Scottish counterparts on their first foray into European football for over a decade obviously made a lasting impression.
Eskisehirspor put on a red carpet welcome for the Saints and their fans when they arrived in Turkey for the first leg and one fan, Kevin Heller (pictured above) was so impressed with the treatment that he contacted his beloved St Johnstone and suggested that the club pay homage to their new Turkish allies by playing in Eskisehirspor colours on the road next season.
Lo and behold, Saints have just revealed that their new away kit for 2013/14 with be red and black stripes – the club colours of you know who.
Saints Chairman Steve Brown (that’s him up there, clasping the new shirt), told the club’s official