By Chris Wright
Before reportedly deleting Tweets which read “are you joking?” and “something has gone seriously wrong at Puma’s design department”, Halmstad defender Jesper Westerberg composed himself long enough to post a photo of the Swedish club’s new 2015 away jersey.
As pointed out by the man himself, it does have a certain air of the “teenage mutant ninja heroes in a half-shell” about it…
— Jesper Westerberg (@jwesterberg86) January 10, 2015
“This year’s away shirt! Some comments? Because I have a lot in store …”
A bemused Westerberg later told Aftonbladet:
“When I came to training in the morning the kit man wanted to show me something.
“Then he showed me that shirt. And he wasn’t joking. There was a whole box of them!
“It was a shock to see it. It is difficult to picture, but I am sure it will be okay with the crest and sponsor.
The right-back also queried the perplexing choice of colour, adding:
“We’re normally not that green (Halmstad’s traditional club colours are blue and black).
“Personally you’d want something that represents the club. I don’t know, we are not that green really.
“We have blue, white and black. We used to at least. A white away kit and one completely black.
“The last few years we have had neon green, neon yellow and now this … let’s see what we get next year.”
Very 1980’s-inspired. Is it wrong that we quite like it?