2. Bundesliga reject newly promoted club’s kit design

When fashion falls victim to The Man

The team in their depressingly standard replacement kit (Holstein Kiel)

To mark their first ever promotion to the 2. Bundesliga and new partnership with Puma, Holstein Kiel designed a kit featuring an old map of the Kiel Fjord. Look how unique and lovely this shirt is?

Well, the killjoys at the league office rejected the design because, as football gear website Footy Headlines puts it, “the DFL rated the map not as design element but as a picture, which is not allowed to feature on a kit.”

So instead of something meaningful, Holstein Kiel must revert back to the painfully ordinary.

Fellow 2. Bundesliga side St. Pauli did have their unusual batch of new kits approved, however—including their brick wall themed away shirt.

Kind of digging @fcstpauli’s new away shirt. #anotherbrickinthewall

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But nothing can touch the new Jorge Campos-esque goalkeeper kits from English League Two club Wycombe Wanderers.