Inter Milan are no stranger to unusual kit launches.
The club has embraced the chaos of bizarre kit design after originally launching a zig-zag home kit for this season. However, the newly released fourth kit is a new level of crazy.
The kit looks like a patchwork of colour, with a blue and black sleeve, yellow patches and the iconic sponsor Pirelli written vertically instead of featuring across the chest. It is safe to say the design has split opinion in the world of kit fans where some praised the unique, eye-catching design and some claim it is just a marketing ploy with no real design value.
The most important thing is that the kit looks almost impossible to recreate in Subbuteo thanks to the intricate detail and colourful layout.
I say almost impossible because Subbuteo painter extraordinaire Calum from Westwood Table Soccer has created a perfect replica of the Inter kit in miniature form.
Calum, whose hand-painted Subbuteo players and teams are some of the most detailed around, created the figure in just a couple of hours, matching the intricate design of the real thing in surprisingly quick time.
It could be the first Subbuteo player ever painted with the newly-designed Inter club crest and it is almost an exact replica of the fourth kit.
Inter says the kit is something of an art project. It says: “the aesthetics of the new collection is inspired by the visionary attitude of one of the club’s founders, the futurist artist Giorgio Muggiani , and recalls a vocation for inclusion, the same one that has always made Milan the most “international” city in Italy and guides Inter and Nike Football to make a difference every day, on and off the pitch, to bring about positive change. in football but in sport in general.”
The kit itself may not be allowed to be worn by Serie A but it is on sale now on the Nike site for a hefty £70. A top-of-the-range player version is even more expensive at £105.