St Kilda Saints and Sydney Swans played Round 2 of their NAB Cup Match on Saturday night 27 February at Etihad Stadium Melbourne .In front of a crowd of 11,000 fans the Saints snatched victory from the Swans by one point .
The Saints whose colours are red , white and black wore mainly black with one red panel and one white on the front of their guernsey , jumper , jersey . The Swans whose colours are white and red wore mainly white with a red v on the front of their guernsey , jumper , jersey .Red shorts and traditional red and white striped socks completed the Swans outfit. The Saints also wore their traditional red , white and black striped socks with black shorts.
The contrast in the two dominant colours was marked . White versus Black . No mistakes were made by players , fans and TV and Radio Broadcasters . Saints fans may have felt the umpires were still colour blind as a greater number of free kicks were awarded Sydney’s way. Excitement peaked when Justin Koschitzke’s jumper was ripped from his body andÂ a replacement had to be quickly found .
The distinctive strips added to the evening’ s enjoyment and the Game was easy to watch .Swans exciting new recruit , Lewis Jetta’s fluorescent footy boots were also easily seen .
Is this the way teams will dress for night and day footy games if their is any similarity of their teams colours?Time will tell but in the meantime ardent fans and collectors alike are coveting the new style jerseys guernseys jumpers.