FOOTBALL fans were left fuming after tuning into El Clasico to discover BOTH sides had opted for strange kit choices.
Usually, regardless of whether the match is played at the Bernabeu or Nou Camp, traditionally teams would wear their home jerseys.
Real Madrid and Barcelona broke with tradition to wear different kits for El ClasicoCredit: AP
The kits were a far cry from the traditional El Clasico colours worn by the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano RonaldoCredit: Getty Images – Getty
However, rather than wear their traditional white kit – Los Blancos opted to debut a black ensemble designed by Yohji Yamamoto that’s celebrating the 20th anniversary of Adidas x Y-3 and 120 years of Real Madrid.
While Barcelona went with their yellow away kit with three red stripes across the chest.
Those choices did not sit well with the football purists, who slammed their chosen outfits on Twitter.
Jamziinoo wrote: “That Real Madrid kit is dank,” which is slang for unpleasant.
Harryfremantle chimed: “Just turned on real madrid v barca – neither team wearing their home kit, game is well and truly gone.”
FC Fans Barcelona Nation posted: “So weird seeing an El Clasico without Real Madrid’s traditional white kit & Barcelona’s traditional Blaugrana kit.”
While Freundsoham shared: “Awful kits used by Real Madrid and Barcelona. Missing the conventional White and Red & Blue. El Clasico seems less important and interesting with these kits.”
Finally, krxss8 moaned: “why are barca and real madrid wearing yellow and black kits in an el clasico. modern football is finished.”
Barcelona are looking to turn the tables on their great rivals, who have won five straight against the Catalans.
And they got off to the best possible start – racing into a two-goal lead before half-time.
Goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ronald Araujo put the visitors in the driving seat in the crucial LaLiga clash.