Millionaires will premiere this Saturday, on the first date of the 2023-II League, one of their alternative uniforms. The garment is controversial because Junior and Medellín will have exactly the same uniforms.
The main tone of the jacket, released as the ‘Oceans Shirt’ is black, but it has sky blue and white tones.
«The black color symbolizes the earth, the blue the oceans and the white the air currents that we breathe daily. On this version the phrase ‘End Plastic Waste’ or in Spanish ‘Eliminate plastic waste’ is repeatedly observed, this with the objective of raising awareness about the importance of reusing non-biodegradable materials such as plastic, says the statement from Adidas, the firm that designed the garment.
Other controversial Millionaires t-shirts
It is not the first time that Millonarios, in their alternative clothing, has strayed from their traditional colors. Earlier this year, when he played a friendly against Hertha Berlin, he appeared in a controversial orange shirt, which he also used against Universidad Católica de Ecuador in the Copa Libertadores.
It was not the first time that Millionaires played orange. He also did it in 2018, when he faced General Díaz, from Paraguay, in the first phase of the Copa Sudamericana, as a visitor.
The second shirt he wore until mid-2022 was grey, a shade he had already had in 2001 and 2016.
In 2020 and 2021, Millonarios appeared by playing in a pink jersey, with which he did not have good results and did not attract much attention from his fans.
Another well-remembered alternative shirt, but also far from the traditional tone of Millonarios, was the one that came out in 2017, which was half black and half grey. Nicolás Vikonis, goalkeeper that season, also adapted it as his normal competition uniform.
Another shirt that divided opinions was the alternative for the 2011-2012 season, when, in a tribute to the team that was described as the best in the world in the 1950s, Millonarios wore gold.
In 2010, Millonarios wore a uniform very similar to that of the Colombian National Team, with a yellow jacket with blue and red trim and blue shorts. It was known as the ‘bicentennial shirt’, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the country’s cry for independence.
Before that, with very few exceptions, Millos’ uniforms were always blue, in the case of the starting shirt, and white, in the substitute. In the 1978 reserves tournament, he combined both colors in a striped garment that didn’t appear for long.