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15th May 2019

Robin van Persie given disgusting Arsenal/Man Utd crossover shirt after retiring


Why did he have to join Fenerbahce? It doesn’t fit the colour scheme at all

Robin van Persie called time on a glittering career on Sunday after playing his final game for Feyenoord.

The former Arsenal and Manchester United striker was subbed off in injury time of Feyenoord’s 2-0 defeat to ADO Den Haag to a standing ovation from all the supporters in De Kuip.

That was probably the good part of his retirement. The bad part must have been receiving the following shirt made up of past kits he has worn at his former clubs: Feyenoord, Arsenal, Manchester United and Fenerbahce.

In truth, the design probably wouldn’t be as bad if it didn’t have to incorporate the yellow and blue colours of the Turkish side Fenerbahce, rather than the, er, red, white and black of Feyenoord, red and white of Arsenal and red and black of United, which all seem to slot together rather nicely.

If you completely ignore the fact that Arsenal and Manchester United kits belong absolutely nowhere near each other.

It’s not the first time those crazy mavericks at Blood In, Blood Out have presented a player a mish-mash shirt on their retirement, either.

When Ruud van Nistelrooy eventually called it a day, he was arguably given an even more atrocious effort in the form of this number, spliced together from his shirts at: Den Bosch, Real Madrid, Manchester United, PSV, Malaga and Hamburg.

Similarly, former Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder (now plying his trade in Qatar for Al-Gharafa SC) was gifted a Holland shirt made up of a patchwork of some of the former designs he had worn whilst playing for the Oranje.

I think we speak for everyone when we say that just like half and half scarves, football shirts that combine different clubs, especially rival teams like Arsenal and Manchester United, belong permanently in the bin. Sorry guys.