Serie A clubs will no longer be able to play in their predominantly green jerseys for the 2022/23 season. Serie A ban clubs from wearing outfield green kits following a change in regulations, according to reports from Football Italia.
However, the ban is not applicable for the next season and will be implemented from the beginning of the 2022-23 season. The Lega Serie A decided to announce it a year in advance to allow clubs time to incorporate the new rule into their future designs.
As per the reports, the reason behind this change is primarily mandated by television companies, who are concerned that the green kits are too similar to the color of the pitch and may cause players to blend into the background.
In 2020-21, there were some green kits, such as Atalanta’s Christmas Tree shirt, and Lazio had a completely neon green away kit last term. The kit rule changes also apply to socks and shorts, so if more than three colours are used, one must be clearly dominant across the jersey, shorts, and socks.
It’s uncertain how Sassuolo will be affected by this initiative as their preferred kits are green and black stripes. Any team like Sassuolo will have to look for another option within the given time. Also, teams opting for the use of green kits as away or alternative kits will have to change plans. With the announcement coming a year early, it gives these clubs time to rethink their kits for next season.