Spanish side Atletico Madrid have revealed their new third kit for the 2018/19 season and it looks rather trendy.
The Europa League holders’ new, two-tone blue strip with orange detailing, a Nike creation, pays homage to the Fountain of Neptune located at the centre of the Madrid Plaza and is said to be a testament of the relationship between the club and their many fans.
The design is also based off an aerial view of the majestic city.
The announcement on nike.com reads: “The striking two-tone blue shirt pays a twofold tribute to the synergy among the club, its supporters and the Spanish capital: First, by representing the water that flows from the fountain, around which fans gather to celebrate victories.
“And second, through its orange detailing, reminiscent of the way the city’s sunshine bounces off Neptune’s trident.”
“This season our designers have been taking inspiration from the urban environment, which provides the backdrop to clubs and their fanbases,” Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director, explained. “With Atlético, the symbolic value of the fountain gave us the creative spark for the color palette and the dynamic combination of blue and orange.”
This new kit seems to be a hit with the supporters, judging from some of the reactions from Twitter. And it wouldn’t surprise if they’re already flocking the club’s store to grab one.