Atletico Fans Launch Petition for 17-18 Third Kit

After Nike, the club's jersey supplier for what seems an eternity, didn't design a third kit for Atletico in any of the past seasons, a group of Atletico supporters have decided to take matters into their own hands: creating a petition and asking the brand to put the Colchoneros in consideration for such a tertiary uniform.

Nike to Launch Atletico Third Kit?

First, a bit of history. Nike started dong third kits globally, i.e. for most of its major teams, in the 2014-15 season, when it launched garish third uniforms for the likes of Barcelona, Juventus, PSG and Manchester United. The brand has since followed up with similar concepts in 15-16 and 16-17 and is slated to do so again next season.

For some reason, whereas arguably less successful teams such as Galatasaray, Inter and Roma were always selected to receive third kits from Nike, Atletico has missed out so far. This has even led to a number of high-profile kit clashes involving Atletico in recent years.

Atletico kits in 16-17

Not ready to take it anymore, a supporter group has launched a petition with the goal of getting Atletico that Nike third kit, and next season already. While it has not been confirmed whether Atletico will receive a third jersey in 17-18, this petition will certainly not have any influence on it, since shirt designs are decided on well in advance.

What do you think? Should Atletico Madrid receive a third kit from Nike? Drop us a line below, and check out the latest 17-18 football shirt leaks in the Kit Overview.