ORLANDO Pirates unveiled their new home and away kit for the 2019/20 season.
And while many Pirates fans were happy with the design that reminded them of the 1994/95 season, others on social media argued whether the team was inspired by Kaizer Chiefs’ jersey from the 2011/12 season.
Ajax Cape Town said on Twitter: “It’s that time of the year again, kit launching. @OrlandoPirates, are you bringing SmackDown to the PSL?”
Mthaizo Dlamini said it’s a good thing the Buccaneers are copying Kaizer Chiefs.
“We think that we are doing well in copying from our rivals from Naturena.”
Some people thought that Pirates just ripped off the Turkish team Besiktas’ jersey design.
@SportingbetSA figured Orlando Pirates went, “Can I copy your homework? and Besiktas replied: “Yeah, just change it up a bit so it doesn’t look obvious.’
Orlando Pirates fans on the other hand like the new/old design.
Sanele Ndlovu said: “Bringing back historical memories.
“Hopefully, the players understand the significance of this jersey.”
Orlando Pirates have unveiled their new home jersey for the 2019/2020 season.
— FARPost_ZA (@FARPostZA) July 22, 2019
This Orlando Pirates jersey goes back to the Fruitree days. Maybe the players will rekindle those days. pic.twitter.com/FpgotVRi03
— tebz (@tololodj) July 22, 2019
However, other soccer supporters were not fans of the new jerseys and some even said the Pirates will now look like Zebras and WWE referees. Other social media users pointed out the Bucs' new kit is similar to that of the Kaizer Chiefs'.
— Black is Gold HD- #MoPediThwii #LimpopoThwii (@BlackisGoldz) July 22, 2019