One of the most beloved Celtic kits of all time is the 2003-04 Umbro example, given the True Colours “in-depth” treatment here.
Released in time for the 2003 Uefa Cup Final, this resulted in the green and white sea in the Estadio de La Cartuja in Seville being made up of Celtic fans bedecked with new sponsor Carling’s branding. No matter that NTL’s deal with the Glasgow club hadn’t yet expired and the players themselves wore a one-off version of the following season’s shirt.
The grandad-collared shirt replaced a controversial “broken hoops” number and even the unloved “squashed” Umbro diamonds haven’t prevented it being regarded as an all-time classic. It being worn in Henrik Larsson’s final season at Celtic Park, which featured a Scottish league and cup Double and a whitewash of city rivals Rangers in the league, may have helped with that.
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