Croatia Keeper’s Kit Calamity Costs: Fails to Fade to Grey

Jesus scores, as Croatia fail to save.

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams once again; I’m sure you know by now that I’m the sports correspondent at Greenygrey News. There were no greenygrey shocks at Euro 2012 last night, like with Greece earlier in the week, but this could have been because the Croatian goalie’s kit seemed to have got the greenygrey wrong, and Jesus (Navas) pounced to score.

Spain Spot Croatian Goalie’s White to Score

Croatia’s goalie, Pletikosa, thought he’d got his camouflage right for 87 minutes, keeping a clean-sheet against the strong Spanish favourites. Another shock on the scale of Greece’s victory over Russia earlier in the week seemed on the cards.

But then Spain spotted Pletikosa; possibly because he’d matched green with white instead of green with grey; lobbed the ball over him, and Jesus (Navas) put the chance away. Here’s an image of the moment from the BBC website:

Croatian Goalie has Previously Worn Grey

It seems to be a moment of madness by the Croatian goalie kit designers rather than Pletikosa being greyphobic, as he has previously been seen in grey:

Stipe Pletikosa
Stipe Pletikosa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If either the lighter or darker half of grey were replaced by green in the above kit, it would make a great greenygrey kit.

BBC Statistics get Greenygrey Right

The Croatian goalie kit designers seemed to have got the greenygrey wrong, and could learn a thing or two from the BBC‘s defensive statistics chart:

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