UEFA Kit Rules Strike Again: AS Roma Forced to Change 19-20 Third Kit
AS Roma's stands out even among the excellent 2019-20 Nike third kits. It reached the second spot in our People's Choice Top 10
As spotted by the eagle-eyed people over at footballnerds, Nike and the club had to make a change to the kits ahead of the second match it was worn in.
Following a debut in the match against Istanbul Basaksehir on September 19th, wearing the kit as we know it, the Roma 2019-2020 third kit underwent a small but noticeable change for the match against Wolfsberg yesterday.
Whereas the original Roma 19-20 third shirt (and the one you can buy) features two distinct logos inside the all-over pattern print, the one worn against Wolfsberg does away with the 'ASR' logo and only features the 'Lupetto'.
As you likely already suspected, this change was made due to a complaint by UEFA. As ilromanista.eu point out, the UEFA kit rules state that no more than two logos may feature on a club's shirt. With the original Roma badge taking the space on the chest, the club had to make a choice between the Lupetto and the 'ASR' lettermark.
The Lupetto is probably the right choice here, although it definitely makes the kit a bit worse than it originally us. Fortunately for everyone, the rules do not apply to the Serie A or shirts that are sold in stores.
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