Nike Forced To Change Galatasaray 21-22 Home Kit Due To UEFA Regulations

Update: Confirming the previous rumors, Galatasaray debuted their altered Nike 21-22 home kit in the 1-0 Europa League win against Lazio. It has both sleeves in orange.

Galatasaray have registered three different home combos - red shorts /orange socks, red/red shorts, and white/red.

In international fixtures, Galatasaray have Turkish Airlines as the main sponsor instead of Sixt.

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August 2020: Galatasaray Shows Off Altered UEFA Home Kit

Turkish club Galatasaray altered their revolutionary diagonal Nike 21-22 home kit, certainly due to UEFA regulations.

The first to spot the changed Galatasaray 2021-2022 Nike home kit was Turkish kit expert @esvaphane. He spotted it on promo pictures shared by players.

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UEFA-Conform Nike Galatasaray 21-22 Home Kit

The altered Nike Galatasaray 2021-22 home kit does not feature differently colored sleeves. Instead, it comes with both sleeves in yellow.

However, when looking at the official UEFA Equipment Regulations (2021 edition), it becomes not easy to understand why Galatasaray changed its kit.

The UEFA Equipment Regulations display examples of what is allowed and what is not allowed in terms of colors and designs. One illustration shows a diagonal shirt design with two differently colored sleeves, almost identical to Galatasaray's design.

Galatasaray's home kit features a plain back by defaultUEFA was certainly not happy with the all-orange appearance of the back of the Galatasaray 21-22 home kit, which in fact looks not optimal with the red sleeve.

If the back featured the diagonal design, the differently colored sleeves would have been allowedWe think that UEFA would have allowed Galatasaray to have differently colored sleeves if the back would feature the diagonal design of the front

UEFA considered the shirt not as "hooped, banded, striped or checked" because of the solid orange back.

Galatasaray will face Randers FC in the 2021-22 UEFA Europa League play-offs. We expect them to debut the altered kit against the Danish club.

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