Mainz 05 2016 "Fastnachtstrikot" Released

Bundesliga club Mainz 05 and Italian kit supplier Lotto today unveiled a striking, carnival-inspired jersey, dubbed "Fastnachtstrikot" (Carnival shirt) and set to be worn against Borussia Mönchengladbach this Friday.

Mainz 05 Carnival Kit

This is the uber-bold Mainz 05 "Fastnachtstrikot".

Mixing together the red of the Mainz home kit with yellow, blue and white, traditional colors of the Mainz carnival, one of the most important carnival events in Germany, the Mainz 2016 Carnival jersey is anything but usual. Whereas the traditional red forms most of the uniform, the raglan sleeves boast a completely unique striping pattern, while the collar is blue.

To round things off, the Mainz 05 crest on the new Carnival shirt was decorated with fool's caps, of course again featuring the colors blue, red, yellow and white.

The same colors interestingly already inspired by the Mainz 05 15-16 away kit, but things go a notch further in today's release.

Do you like the special Mainz 05 Carnival kit? Let us know in the comments below, and make sure to catch a glimpse at the unusual kit in tomorrow's Bundesliga fixture.