Rangers will wear all blue in Seville next week for the Europa League final clash with Eintracht Frankfurt – with the German side changing into their white third kit, UEFA has confirmed.
There had been fears Rangers would have to line up in something other than blue next week but those have now been put to bed after the colour selections for both sides and the match officials were decided.
With both of Rangers’ alternative kits clashing with Frankfurt’s first-choice black, it appears UEFA have decided the Germans will instead have to change.
UEFA’s Article 55 of the Regulations of the Europa League covers kit colours in the competition, stating: “For the final, both teams may wear their first choice playing attire. However, if there is a clash, the team designated as the away team must wear alternative colours. The UEFA administration proposes suitably contrasting colours in advance of the match.”
The club even released an orange kit earlier this week, the 22/23 third kit, and have the Gallant Pioneers strip as well – but thankfully common sense prevailed.
Interestingly, Rangers’ kit appears to feature the Unibet logo rather than the Team Talk logo as worn in the semi-final clash against Leipzig.
When the move was announced, Rangers also said the Team Talk branding would be worn in the final should the club get there – although it might just be a mix-up on the graphic from UEFA.
Rangers needed to wear blue kits in Europa League final
With all respect to Frankfurt and their fans, it would have been weird seeing Rangers in anything other than blue in a European final.
Thankfully, we wont need to worry about seeing Rangers line up in Seville wearing lilac or white or anything other than blue.
All we need now is for Rangers to actually lift the trophy and do the one thing that really matters in Seville.
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