Real Madrid’s special kit for their La Liga clash with Sporting Gijon left fans thinking that something was missing.
Zinedine Zidane’s men turned out in a strip made from recycled plastic for the showdown at the Bernabeu, and plenty were left wondering just why sponsors Fly Emirates even bothered to put their name on it.
Los Blancos’ kit is made by Adidas , who launched its first kits made from Parley Ocean Plastic.
Parley use up-cycled marine plastic waste collected by clean-up operations off the coast of Maldives.
The Real shirts carried no badge, but the sponsors Fly Emirates had a feint – a very feint – presence on the front of it, although no-one could really see it.
And then in the second half when the rain came down, the shirts were left looking even plainer – perhaps much as they would have done if they were in the actual ocean.
The Fly Emirates logo was nowhere to be seen.
But some players – including goal here Cristiano Ronaldo – revealed a little too much.
The sponsors obviously wanted to have less of an impact on the special shirts given that they were for such a good cause, but why did they even bother at all?
Surely just wearing a plain white shirt would have been easier?