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Closer Look | Nike AS Roma 16-17 Derby Kit

AS Roma will wear their stunning Nike AS Roma 2016-17 Derby kit for the second time this season. We take a closer look at one of the most stunning kits Nike released this season (pictures via AS Roma, Nike and Pro Direct Soccer).



In Detail - AS Roma 2016-17 Derby Jersey

This is Roma's special Nike AS Roma Derby kit.



The red body and the metallic gold details of the Nike AS Roma kit red body are designed to evoke the tunics and bronze helmets historically worn by the Roman legions. The derby shirt features a modern crew-neck collar and a gold AS Roma crest.


The collar has a maroon band with 'SPQR' knitted on the back. The acronym stands for "Senatus Populusque Romanus,' which translates from Latin as "The Roman Senate and People" (the government of ancient Rome). For more than 2,000 years these initials have been used to represent Rome, from the standards held aloft by the Roman legions to today on the city's red and gold coat of arms.


On the sides of the kit is a maroon stripe that runs the length of the shirt and shorts. AS Roma's derby socks are red with 'SPQR' in gold on the shin.

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