Here's Why You Can't Buy the Australia Kit with the Proper Crest

Australia return to action later today against Denmark, which serves us a great opportunity to bring one of the team's longest-running mysteries kit-wise.


As some of you might have noticed, the Australia kits on sale never feature the same federation logo found on the player issue shirts, even in the authentic version - here's why.

The Australia logo, at least the one used on the match jerseys, is an adaption of the Australia coat of arms, which, by law, cannot be used on merchandise items (screenshot via @shirts_v_skins)

Subsequently, Nike and the Football Federation Australia have utilized different alterations of the original logo on replica shirts. Above you find some examples of what appears on the players' jerseys and those found on sale around the world. (via @do_ray_egon).

Learned something new? Or where you already aware of this? Let's hear your thoughts in the comments below.