Standard Liege Play With Red Tape All Over Their Shirts To Avoid Charleroi Kit Clash (Photos)

Chris Wright

7th, December 2014


By Chris Wright

This be Standard’s standard kit, sans tape

With the Belgian Pro League struggling to tread water in competitive terms, the whole shebang took a gigantic toe poke in the credibility yesterday when Standard Liege were forced into DIY customisation of their home shirts in order to avoid an unforeseen kit clash with opponents Charleroi.

With Charleroi turning out in their traditional predominantly white “zebra stripes” kit, Standard’s strip was deemed too white by officials shortly before kick-off.

According to AD Sportwereld, Standard officials were unwilling to switch to their black away kit for sponsorship reasons, so the club had their players manually alter their home strip by blocking up the white expanses with red duct tape…


Much better.

Apparently the tape started to peel off in the first half due to the rain so Standard then had some poor sod run out at half-time and get the shirts sprayed red with aerosol paint at a local garage.

You really couldn’t make this crap up!

(Image via AD Sportwereld)

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  1. Jarren says:

    Sad, really.

  2. Maria says:

    Presumably Standard liege were the home team, hence the sponsor refusing to allow them to wear their away kit? That said, surely the onus is on Charleroi to avoid a kit clash by wearing their away or third kit?


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