Everton's decision to not wear blue vs Arsenal has provoked utter confusion and anger 7 months ago

Everton's decision to not wear blue vs Arsenal has provoked utter confusion and anger

Everton wear blue

Blue is the colour of Everton's home jersey. So when they play at home they wear blue. Sometimes, when playing away to a side which also wears blue, the Toffees will wear their away kit.

The above paragraph used to be true. But the advent of modern football and all the trimmings that go along with it dictates that money, particularly external money, has a major say in things that had previously just been down to common sense.

One of those things is the choice of kits, and what kits sides wear for a given game. Everton's match away to Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday was one of those games, and the home team unsurprisingly took to the field wearing their customary red and white home kit.

Logic would dictate that Everton would wear their home kit too, perhaps with blue shorts, so as to not clash with Arsenal.

However, Everton instead took to the pitch wearing their away kit, which is a black and neon pink number manufactured by Umbro.

The club's decision to wear this jersey would appear to be linked with both Umbro and Everton's desire to sell as many units of the away kit as possible, rather than any morbid desire to infuriate all the traditionalists of the football world.

Nonetheless, infuriate all the traditionalists it has, and they have been extremely quick to let the world know their ire.