This is the 2021-22 season 1. FC Köln Karnevalstrikot - carnival shirt - by Uhlsport.
This season’s release - a fixture of Cologne’s “Fastlovend” celebration - is released under the tagline “Alles hät sing Zick” - everything has a Zig - and features a white trunk decorated with a confetti print and red sleeves.
The shirt also features a red stripe running along the shoulders, the city coat of arms front and centre in between the Uhlsport logo and club crest, and “Karnival” symbols on the sleeve cuffs, as well as a small bow tie feature on the crew neck.
Arguably unnecessarily, the logo of main sponsor “REWE” has been granted a clear space where confetti doesn’t appear, and the red shorts and socks that complete the kit are barely distinguishable from the standard Away versions.
The kit, the shirt of which produced using sustainability techniques and retailed as a limited edition, will be worn in the German side’s Bundesliga clash with Union Berlin on Sunday.