"I don't like it either"; Ange Postecoglou on Sunday Celtic kit change

By John McGinley

March 5, 2023

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has indicated the Bhoys will be playing in the grey third kit again today, just like the previous trip to St Mirren.

The 2022/23 Adidas effort wasn’t exactly a joy to look at back in September, especially as the game ended with Celtic’s only domestic defeat of the entire campaign so far.

In the times Celtic have had to change from the traditional Hoops since, the team have opted for the black and green alternative. Now the grey top is set to be worn again, but Postecoglou isn’t exactly happy with the situation.

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Postecoglou on potential Celtic grey kit clash

He told The Scottish Mail on Sunday [05/03 print edition, page 106]: “I think we are going to play in grey again. I don’t like it either but it is what it is. People said it on the day and I thought it, too — that it is harder to distinguish between players than it would be if there was a clearer distinction between the strips. It is the referee’s decision and we abide by the referee’s decision.”

Postecoglou then quipped: “There will be numbers on their shorts and socks. I’m sure the players can tell who is wearing a similar one.”

Ultimately it is the club’s responsibility to work with Adidas and deliver three match-ready kits that the squad and coaching staff are happy with.

There’s not really any good excuse for the manager to be put into a situation where he is not pleased with one of them potentially clashing with the opposition and even having to speak publicly on it.

Clashes do inevitably occur where Celtic will need to change away from the green and white, as well as the main away kit on occasion. It should be one that doesn’t have the slightest chance of causing an issue.

Realistically this isn’t going to have a big impact on the outcome of the game – Celtic’s quality will hopefully tell in the end. Though I can’t see this particular Adidas effort ever being a big hit with the fans!

In other news, Jota’s pal is lighting up the Premiership and it’s worth paying attention.