Talking Trikots: Why Bayern Munich’s current away kit should be the home kit for the rest of the season
Adidas has really gone all out for Bayern Munich’s new away kit this season. Released last May, the kit marks the first time Bayern have had a black away kit in a very long time, and it deserves all the attention it gets. Maybe even more than he earns? It’s a completely random idea, but this beautiful kit deserves to be the face of Bayern Munich this season, and to replace the home kit rather than remain the away kit. Before you cry out blasphemy protests, listen to me.
Reason 1. It’s just beautiful
It has been a long time since Bayern had a kit as beautiful as this one. Jet black with golden trims and highlights, you can’t really go wrong with such a color combination. Some people don’t like the Bavarian diamonds on the front of the jersey, but that’s what gives it the uniqueness it deserves, that’s what makes it a Bayern kit rather than a generic jersey that could be given to any other team. The kit literally shines in all its glory every time the team wears it on the pitch, and it gives Bayern a really good look at anyone who can watch.
With modern football being so much more than just a game in which 22 men kick a ball and the Germans always win (as long as they don’t play against Korea), appearance is extremely important. Football streetwear is fast becoming a thing, and it’s important that the club’s main jersey looks good not only for Bayern fans, but light fans in general. People will be drawn to Bayern because of this jersey, and who knows? They could stay for the rest of the party. A nice shirt could very well be a good marketing tool, and the more likely it is to shine, the better.
Reason 2. It guarantees objectives
By the end of October 2021, Bayern had played four games with this kit, once in the last game of last season and three times in the new season. The results are as follows: a 5-2 win over Augsburg, a 4-1 win over RB Leipzig, a 4-0 win over Benfica and a 5-2 win over Union Berlin. As you can see, Bayern have scored 18 goals in those four games, scoring at least four goals in each game. All four wins were deserved and the outcome was rarely in doubt.
It’s also not as if opponents are child’s play; Leipzig and Union are two teams that can be more than a handful to any Bundesliga opponent, while Benfica is one of the best teams Portugal have to offer. Even Augsburg has given Bayern a hard time in recent years. The point is that this shirt offers quite a few goals and left a smile on all Bayern fans after the final whistle. Wouldn’t it be great if that was the case in as many games as possible?
Reason 3. He already has a very special memory within
This kit may only have four games, but it already holds a special place in the hearts of many Bayern fans. Remember the last game of last season, when the kit debuted? It was the farewell of Jérôme Boateng, Javi Martínez and David Alaba, not to mention six-time coach Hansi Flick and assistant coach Hermann Gerland. It was also the match in which Robert Lewandowski broke 40-year-old Gerd Müller’s record for most goals in a single Bundesliga season. Goals from Lewandowski, Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich, Kingsley Coman and an own goal made for a splendid afternoon for all of FC Bayern. To top it off, Manuel Neuer even saved a penalty.
It is common for a title-winning jersey to continue into the following season and be in the spotlight for an entire year, like the treble kits of 2013 and 2020. But this time, because the jersey is only worn in selection. . games it does not shine as much. At the end of the day, Bayern fans deserve a lot more memories in this magnificent jersey.
Reason 4. The house kit is hideous
Now, I wouldn’t even have written this article if it wasn’t for this reason. The home kit for this season is an absolute parody. It looked horrible from the moment it was leaked, and its official release did nothing to make it look better. I mean, come on. Burgundy and bright red V-stripes? It looks like something belonging to an anatomy lesson, not on a soccer field. This is one of the worst looks ever seen on a soccer jersey, let alone a Bayern jersey. It has been a long time since Bayern had such a bad home shirt, and this shirt is certainly the worst home shirt of the decade. It’s a shame, considering Bayern have had some great home kits over the past ten years.
He also happens to have the dishonor of being the kit that was worn in the club’s worst loss in 43 years, the 5-0 setback to Borussia Mönchengladbach in DFB-Pokal. Bad shirts equal bad results. Good shirts equal good results. Do you remember the club’s first hat-trick in 2012/13? This red and gold shirt was something special. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for this year. The home shirt is absolutely hideous, and I’ll never spend a dime on it unless Bayern wins the Champions League this season.
So those are the four reasons why the current away kit should be promoted to the home kit. Yes, it’s not red, but there were a few examples of non-red kits being the home kit in the 90s, so it’s not too far removed from the tradition as one might think. Of course, that will never happen, and Bayern are going to be stuck with that terrible home shirt for most of the season. One can only hope that the Away Kit is at least worn in as many matches as possible, and that other great memories will come with it.