Shit Football Kits: Sheffield Wednesday’s Sickly ‘Chupa Chups’ Goalkeeper Foul-Up, 2002/03

Chris Wright

25th, April 2013


By Chris Wright

Without wanting to overly persecute the club for their terrible strips of yesteryear after we featured their silken lilac abomination from 1986 a short while ago, today’s Shit Kit nomination once again comes courtesy of Sheffield Wednesday.

To be precise, it’s The Owls’ gruesome goalkeeper kit from 2002/03: a kit so revolting that even Wednesday’s famously “well fed” keeper Kevin Pressman couldn’t stomach it…

Soccer - Nationwide League Division One - Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday

It was so bad, in fact, that it made Leigh Bromby faint…

Soccer - Worthington Cup - Semi Final - First Leg - Sheffield Wednesday v Blackburn Rovers

Anyone got the foggiest what the hell’s supposed to be going on there? If it was Diadora’s stab at giving Pressman the effect of visible abdominal muscles, then may we be the first to suggest that they fell somewhat short.

More in Pies’ Shit Kits series…

Remember When The Prodigy Sponsored An U13s Team?
Argentina’s Mind Bending Copa America GK Shirt

Monterrey’s Giant Alien Head GK Kit
Jaguares’ Outlandish Jaguar Print Retina Destroyer
Kansas City Wizards’ Radical Rainbow Wave
Clydebank’s Drippy ‘Wet Wet Wet’ Kit
Japan Make Kit From Bedspread At An Old People’s Home

If you’ve got a nasty strip you’d like to see featured, hit us up on and let us know all about it.

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  1. the dome says:

    not only was this kit part of my youth and as a result, in my recollection, the complete opposite of ‘shit’! it is also one of the only (few?) examples of art created by world renown artists to have graced a football league shirt. and it’s not comparable to something like the ‘artist’ quentin cook plastering some bollocks advertising garbage on brightons kit. the chupa chups logo was designed by Salvador Dali – who is surely only comparable to chris waddle in terms of pushing the boundary of their respective areas of expertise – and the overall aesthetics of the shirt would surely make dali proud that his design had graced it.

    in summary the hate for this early 2000s masterpiece is misplaced

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