Shit Football Kits: Colorado Caribous’ Rodeo Fringe, 1978

Chris Wright

31st, March 2011


By Chris Wright

Thursday is ‘Shit Kits’ day on Pies and this week’s effort, I promise thee, is an absolute rotter.

The ill-fated Colorado Caribous only lasted a year in the NASL, both forming and dissolving in 1978, but the strip they chose to take to the field in has become infamous in ‘Shit Kit’ circles – what with it probably being the only kit in history to feature an entirely superfluous fringe of leather tassles around the midriff.

The Caribous’ intention was to evoke the spirit of the pioneers of the western frontier, instead they were left with something that looks like it was stolen from the wardrobe of a colour-blind rodeo announcer…

What an absolutely glorious stinker.

More in our Shit Kits series

Huddersfield’s Electric Tie-Dye, 1991/92

Cork City

Nottm Forest keeper kits of the mid-1990s

Athletic Bilbao 2004

Sheffield United’s diamond kit

Partizan Belgrade, early 1990s

Hull City’s tiger stripes disaster

Plymouth Argyle 1995-96

Luton Town away 1994-95

Arsenal away 1995-96