Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City became the latest club to jump into the ongoing trend of launching Nike mashup kits
Paying homage to some of our best loved kits over the past six years! ⁰— Manchester City (@ManCity) March 25, 2019
Revealing the limited-edition @nikefootball celebration shirt that features a “mashup” of nine memorable City kits from our six-year partnership with Nike ⚽️⁰
All the pieces of the jigsaw! ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/eZffwkrbhv— Manchester City (@ManCity) March 25, 2019
The strictly limited and numbered shirt will be released in mid April with only 6000 shirts set to be made available via current kit supplier Nike.
Fans across social media were distraught at this kit and had their own ways to express their discontent, which was hilarious nonetheless. Here are the best twitter reactions from this post by Manchester City:
Hope you win the league but you’re not making it easy for me you scruffy cunts— Everton Aren't We (@EvertonArentWe) March 25, 2019
‘Might be’?— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) March 25, 2019
HAS to be an early April Fool that— Emily 💙 (@kippaxgirlemily) March 25, 2019
No hang on I get it now. It's a long stand equivalent, they don't need them in football so this is the next best thing. Looking good @PhilFoden can't wait to get hold of one of those and show it off to my mates. Awesome shirt. 😉👍— KJD ⚽️1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ Centurions (@kevdkev77) March 25, 2019
Delete Club🤷🏽♂️— Ed (@ed_felton) March 25, 2019
Not a fecking chance i would wear this— joanne jackson (@ThornhillSW) March 25, 2019
Whoever came up with this awful idea should be sent to a dark corner of the earth— Roger Reade (@reade_roger) March 25, 2019
Just give us 13/14 away kits— Ryan 🐍 (@Zinchenkho) March 25, 2019
Come on guys, who signed off on this? Own up.— Charlotte (@charlottesleet) March 25, 2019
No. Shoot the designer for god sake.— Steve Huish (@HuishDesign) March 26, 2019
Um... a little early, April Fools isn’t until April... pic.twitter.com/ocudSOt6Ji— Gabo 🇵🇷 (@GabeDiaz4) March 26, 2019
entire 6 year history into a shirt lol— Kyle Bradford (@KZB97) March 25, 2019
Which knobhead at Nike designed that 🤦♂️ And then which knobhead that pays said knobhead his wages, said yes great let’s get it sorted .. Awful .— Lee Simpson (@SimoMCFC) March 25, 2019
😂 😂 😂 😂 My feelings exactly..... Still think it's another Blue moon slide April's fools though....— Champ16ns (@oasphonic) March 25, 2019
This thing looks like it should start on clearance— Mike (@ThoughtsByMike) March 25, 2019
please cancel this club ffs— Andy R (@ghost_of_kicks) March 25, 2019
Only 6,000 of the Nike x Manchester City celebration jerseys - each individually numbered - have been made and will be available from 10 April on Nike.com and at selected retailers.
The 2017/18 home shirt, worn when City became the first Premier League club to record 100 points in a single season, and the 2013/14 third shirt, from the Premier League and League Cup double winning campaign, are just two to feature in the 'mash-up'.
This season's striking navy blue away shirt also features prominently. Having first joined the City youth ranks as a young school boy in 2009, home grown starlet Phil Foden has worn all nine shirts honoured at one time or another.
"My personal favourite is the home jersey from last season. I made my debut wearing that, so it means a lot me," the 18-year-old explained. "It's great because the fans will be able to point out the jerseys and relive the memories created in them."
The shirt will debut as a pre-match option for the Premier League clash against Fulham next weekend and will continue to be worn for the remainder of the season.
City began their partnership with Nike in 2013, with this the last City shirt made by the merchandising giant as the six-year relationship comes to an end. As of next season, City shirts will be supplied by Puma.