Did Adidas Steal Concept Design for Leaked Besiktas 19-20 Home Kit?

Sunday, 14 July 2019
The new Besiktas 2019-20 home kit got leaked a few days ago. Similar to what happened with the stunning 'lightning' Roma away jersey, it looks like a concept created by Sinan Öz predates the Adidas by more than a year.

Öz posted a Besiktas home shirt concept that is eerily similar to the leaked 19-20 design on his Twitter @OezSinan in June 2018.

However, there are some indicators that make it less than likely that Adidas based its design on Öz' draft.

First, the graphic used on the Besiktas 2019-20 home kit was used by the brand before, like on last year's Real Madrid 'Tank Top'. Inspired by the early 1990s Adidas, Besiktas themselves had the OG template back in the day:

There are also some, albeit small differences between the concept and the real shirt: the logo placement, the sleeve seam, the collar and the sleeve cuffs.

Finally, bespoke kits such as the Besiktas 19-20 home and away designs are often created long in advance. In fact, it's more likely that not that the Besiktas 2019-20 home design was already finished by the team Öz posted his concept last year.

Besiktas 19-20 Home & Away Kits Leaked

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