Keith Hackett slams West Brom-QPR kit clash
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Keith Hackett has slammed that decision that saw West Brom and QPR both play in blue and white on Friday night.
Albion came from behind to win 2-1 at The Hawthorns in their traditional home colours.
However, QPR also wore their home kit, meaning both teams wore blue and white.
Understandably, this led to a lot of reaction on social media.
Here are some of the tweets:
Hackett feels that QPR should have wore their away kit at The Hawthorns to ensure there’s nothing close to a clash in colours.
“I thought this was a really bad call,” Hackett told West Brom News.
“I don’t want on a black and white television but I still think you need distinct clarity. And my view is, in those situations, I used to think of those watching if I had a problem with it.
“For me, I think it was too close.
“Somebody needs to ensure that next time around, that doesn’t happen.”
QPR have a completely black away kit so it’s really odd that Mark Warburton’s side did not wear that in their away match at West Brom.
It wouldn’t have clashed anywhere near as much as both teams wearing kits that are dominated by white with blue on as well.
Luckily, there were no dodgy decisions by the referee and officials in the 2-1 win for the Baggies but there were errors in judgement by both goalkeepers which may be put down to the kit clash.
Albion play away at QPR on January 15 and we’d imagine our club would have enough sense to not play in their home kit then.
West Brom have ensured that with their black away kit and yellow third kit, there’s no way they can clash with anyone in the league.
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