It’s a risky business that trusts the public to make decisions these days, so hats off to Atletico Mineiro for having it in them to let their fans design their new kit.
If a club in England decided to do so, chances are they will end up with a drawing of Boaty McBoatface on their shorts, but it seems that the Brazilians trump us a lot in both common sense and style.
Atletico Mineiro recently released their fan-designed kit for the 2021/22 season and it is an absolute beauty.
The shirt contains a map of Minas Gerais – the Brazilian state the club is based in – along with the text ‘Uma Vez Até Morrer’ which is Portuguese for ‘Once until I die’ on the chest, and it is fair to say that it went down a treatment on Twitter …
The #MantoDaMassa is different from all our other tights. It is a special edition and you will not be able to do it. Guarantee to be part of this story!
? Seja @GaloNaVeia e compre o seu agora por R $ 199,90: https://t.co/YPTLXpWeO9 pic.twitter.com/4mV6NoNwMa
– Athletic? (@Atletico) July 14, 2021
I’ve never seen an Atletico Mineiro game in my life, but I may need to take care of their jersey ?? https://t.co/8UGbO6vlzE
– Grealish (@kumille_) July 15, 2021
If you see me in an Atletico Mineiro shirt, please do not ask me questions about them ??
– empathic narcissist (@Pravz__) July 15, 2021
Atletico Mineiro supporter-designed kits are a beauty ??
– Jonah (@ JustJonesy_8) July 15, 2021
Atletico Mineiro has pulled out one of the best kits I have ever seen. What a beauty. pic.twitter.com/2VXSXg9ZWG
– Elliot Hackney (@ElliotHackney) July 15, 2021
Attention was soon focused on whether anyone outside Brazil could take care of the new Atletico Mineiro kit …
Does anyone know if you can buy the Atletico Mineiro shirt in Europe?
– Theo (@TheoTheoTheo__) 14 July 2021
I want the Atletico Mineiro jersey but I do not think it will be available in our country?
– Don Carlo (@ Madr1dism0) July 15, 2021
This is beyond imagination …. #AtleticoMineiro Where’s the online shopping site? https://t.co/CBzkNhcYiq
– Alex Williams (@AlexTheGreatECU) July 15, 2021
This is beautiful. How do I buy it for England?
– Steve Stones Mullet (@RedDogCam) July 14, 2021
And after hours of panic with people from all over the world desperately searching for the answer, a good Samaritan finally appears …
(Disclaimer – we are not sure if this is the right answer or not, but given that people on social media are almost never wrong, we will give them the benefit of the doubt).
right now it is only available to fans, from the 17th it will be sold to other people
Keep an eye on @ Atletico’s social media
– lorraine (@lorrainedsr) 15 July 2021
Of course, nothing good can ever happen in the world without people on social media deciding to use it as a stick to beat someone else with, and it did not take long before people furiously began to compare the design with their own club shirt.
Can you see the difference? Neither can Nike. Not a bad idea to get fans to design kits for clubs. pic.twitter.com/o7yOYq126i
– Patrick (@ B2Life33) July 14, 2021
This is Atletico Mineiro’s new kit, which is beautiful! ? Are you watching Man Utds …? pic.twitter.com/eC3zCriMrM
– MD Footy Tips (@MDFootyTips) July 15, 2021
With the fan-designed kit that proved to be a hit among the good people on Twitter, some supporters were found desperately appealing to their club to let their fans design the kit for next season.
We’ve already discussed this guy, it just does not work.
More fans must be commissioned to design football shirts !!
This Atlético Mineiro is a beauty? https://t.co/K6GDObNMi6
– Luk3 (@ Luk3Design) July 15, 2021
Atletico mineiro new strip with an organized competition with its followers to design the clubs’ top absolutely embossed? @CelticFC should arrange something like this for a strip. pic.twitter.com/ng2wr1BMPh
-? Ivory.L? (@ THE_POPES_11) July 14, 2021