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AC Milan away kit release blunder as Calhanoglu’s name misspelled

Turkish player’s name spelled ‘Chalanoglu’ on his kit as the release party for the new away kit

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Here is a picture of Calhanoglu’s name on a kit spelled correctly
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Well, that was embarrassing.

Milan had a release party for their new away kit, and Milan winger Hakan Calhanoglu’s name was spelled as “Chalanoglu” on the kit. Oops.

The Away kit was officially unveiled yesterday by the club at a release party in Milan. Per the club’s official website, the event included:

Puma Football unveiled the new AC Milan away kit on July 9th evening at Spazio 21 (close to Piazza Tricolore), a post-industrial location usually used to host catwalks in the capital of fashion, but now for this event, totally transformed into a center for Milan’s football and street culture.

The event started with a traditional kit presentation to the media with our CEO Marco Fassone, Puma CEO Bjoern Gulden, our head coach Gennaro Gattuso, Captain Leonardo Bonucci and the Rossoneri Giacomo Bonaventura, Davide Calabria and Hakan Calhanoglu.

The festivities were not limited to AC Milan kits either,

[T]he event hosted a 400-strong crowd of football-loving teens, influencers, and VIPs in a highly immersive experience, designed for maximum expression at the meeting point of football and the cities thriving underground scene.

Alongside a high energy ‘Panna’ nutmeg tournament with professional football freestylers, the artist Luca Barcellona customized jerseys live onsite, based on real-time social interactions with the fans.

As for the kit itself, the club described the away kit as,

[L]egendary white that has adorned the backs of legends during eight major European finals. The shirt features a round neck collar with red and black detailing, a black line graphic across the chest, back and arms reminiscent of the 90’s era Milan away kits and the ‘Diavolo Rossonero’ (The Red & Black Devil) on the back of the neck.

The away kits do look nice, as a traditional white away kit is exactly what almost every single Milan fan would have wanted to see. The stripes on the arm are a bit much for me, but it’s not a deal breaker by any means.

The third kits have been leaked already, and it’s a black kit with red(ish?) shoulders. I’m not a fan of the look, but what do I know.

What do you think of the new kits? Let us know in the comments!