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Manchester United is one of the most iconic clubs in world soccer. The team is well-known for their red jerseys, their nickname the Red Devils, and Old Trafford so fans are a little surprised and irked that the new adidas leisure wear trainer shoe called the Stretford includes the 3-stripes in blue.

Introducing the Stretford. Limited pairs only. Find out how to get yours online by signing up to Front Row: adidas.com/frontrow

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The shoe is part of a retro release by Manchester United’s new technical sponsor adidas and was designed as a tribute to the blue jersey worn in the 4-1 victory over Benfica in the 1968 European Cup final at Wembley. United was the ‘away’ team in the match and so wore their blue away kit from that season.

Not so fast adidas.  Fans point out that the jersey color in the 1968 European Cup final was a darker more royal blue and not the lighter blue on the Stretford.  And in case you missed it, Manchester United’s crosstown rivals, Manchester City, are known as the Sky Blues and feature a light blue home jersey.

What do you think?  Was it a mistake to make the 3-Stripes blue?  Regardless the limited edition shoes will no doubt sell out.

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