Sunderland lost before a ball was even kicked with that horrendous third kit

As if Sunderland’s season wasn’t already going to be difficult enough, they decided it was okay to play in this monstrosity against Tottenham – and presumably for a few more matches this season.

Pink and purple – they might be the Black Cats, but they look an awful lot more like this cat in their third kit.

The football world was united in disgust. And we can only imagine how the players wearing the thing feel about it.

We found one person who was proud of owning it.

They clearly hadn’t seen this picture before purchasing.

It’s helping to put things into perspective for some fans.

Maybe it’s all just a clever ploy?

But really we just all want to know: Why, even, was this allowed to happen?

Get in the sea, kit.

And all of you go with it.

Except you. You can stay.

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