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Real Betis Show Climate Commitment With New Kit — Plus 4 Recent Unveilings From Italy

Spanish La Liga side Real Betis are living up to their “Forever Green” motto with special kits to be worn this weekend.

The club unveiled a new kit last month to show their commitment against climate change, and will wear it in their La Liga match against RCD Espanyol on Saturday, April 15. The jersey, made by Hummel, is solid green with tonal mottling all over. It’s made from 100% recycled polyester and without chemicals.

Courtesy @RealBetis_en / Twitter

The sponsor logos and club crest are printed in gold. The V-neck collar features tonal green striping. Tonal green Hummel chevrons run down each side of the shirt.

Courtesy @RealBetis_en / Twitter

In addition to the jerseys, the nets for Saturday’s match against Espanyol will be made from fishing nets recovered from the ocean. The corner flags and captain’s armbands will also be made from recycled material.

AS ROMA – Legacy Kit

Italian Serie A side AS Roma are paying tribute to their past with a new “Legacy Kit,” unveiled last month. The green jersey, made by New Balance, has a white stripe across the chest, mirroring the kits worn by Società Sportiva Alba when it was founded in 1907. In 1926, Società Sportiva Alba would merge with Audace Club Sportivo to become Società Sportiva Alba Audace. That club would then merge with two others — Fortitudo-Proroma and Football Club di Roma — to form Associazione Sportiva Roma.

The new kit also features a tonal pattern made up of “ASR” monograms. The crest on replica versions morphs from an “ASR” monogram in a circle — a crest the club last used on kits in 1960 — to a crest similar to the one used between 2000 and 2013. This morphing crest is also found on Roma’s 2022-23 third kits.

Photos courtesy @ASRomaEN / Twitter

US LECCE – Special Kit

Fellow Serie A side US Lecce is also reaching back into its history — though not nearly as far — for a new special kit. Through their in-house M908 brand, Lecce has recreated the away and third kits they wore during the 1991-92 season, when they played in Serie B and were outfitted by Adidas. The patterns on the chest red, gray and yellow triangles have been faithfully reproduced, as have the gold collars and even the shoulder striping. Lecce wore the kits in a match against Torino on Sunday, March 12, which was the closest match scheduled to the club’s 115th anniversary on March 15.

Courtesy US Lecce

HELLAS VERONA – Anniversary Kit

Serie A side Hellas Verona celebrated its 120th anniversary earlier this month by unveiling a special kit made by Macron and wearing it against US Sassuolo on Saturday, April 8. The front of the kit is half blue and half yellow, a nod to the club’s first kits in 1903, which were half black and half white, and later kits that followed the same color scheme. The raglan sleeves contrast with the front half they butt up against. The crew neck collar and sleeve cuffs are black with yellow and blue striping through the middle. The crest is a blue shield with a yellow cross — taken from Verona’s coat of arms — with “HELLAS” written through the middle and a banner underneath reading “120 ANNI” (“120 YEARS”).

Courtesy Hellas Verona

US CREMONESE – Anniversary Kit

Another Italian club celebrating its 120th anniversary this year is US Cremonese. The club’s away kit for 2022-23 was already a reproduction of their original kit from 1903, but they took things a step further in March when they wore a version of the kit against AC Monza with no sponsors, no crest and the logo of manufacturer Acerbis in white on the white shirt. The only embellishments were the lilac polo collar, lilac sleeve cuffs and the player numbers — with no names — on the back in black. Cremonese’s goalkeeper wore a black version with white numbering.

Courtesy US Cremonese