Premier League Have No Plans to Follow: EFL Allow Teams to Wear Away/Third Kits At Home To Help Color-Blind People

EFL on Friday announced something good for approximately one in 12 men and one in 200 women who are affected by colorblindness. Home teams will be allowed to wear their away or third kits at home matches where a clash may occur.

Colour blindness affects approximately one in 12 men and one in 200 women.

EFL Announce New Colour Blindness Kit Clash Amendment

From the 2022-2023 season, a "Home Club will now be able to wear their away or third kit where a clash may occur that would make it difficult for people who are color blind to differentiate between the kits worn by both teams".

the Premier League have no plans to follow suitThe amendment also allows Clubs to further 'mix and match' elements of their registered kits in order to avoid kit clashes. The EFL will also play a more active role in helping Clubs identify where a potential 'color blind kit clash' may occur to give them adequate notice so that all necessary arrangements can be made in advance.

Previous EFL regulations forced teams to wear their home kit for every home match with the exception of one a season to accommodate commemorative kits or those linked to charities.

According to The Guardian, the Premier League have no plans to follow suit. The official Premier League rule books advise that clubs should wear kits that provide sufficient contrast for color-blind players, match officials, and spectators.

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