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Why Birmingham City's away kit will make Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner feel at home

The strip is a reworking of a bold seventies effort

Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner might get a pang of homesickness when he sees Birmingham City’s away colours.

The strip is a reworking of the third-choice outfit worn by Blues between 1972-74 and known as the German flag kit.

Legend has it that the St Andrew’s club created the yellow, red and black shirts to wear on a pre-season tour of Wagner’s homeland.

It’s said that even though the bands of colour were vertical rather than horizontal, it was a PR stunt designed to ingratiate the club with their hosts.

Whether that’s true or not, the kit was worn in league games on a number of occasions during the Trevor Francis era.

The bold design was brought back for the current campaign by manufacturers Carbrini.

Birmingham City's Under 21s wore the German flag kit at the John Smith's Stadium

Birmingham’s Under 21s wore the kit for their Professional Development League II clash with Town at the John Smith’s Stadium last month.

The hosts were in blue and white stripes, but Town will wear pink and white for the Championship clash.

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The one-off kit has been created to raise funds for the Town Foundation.

The pink stripes are made up of the names of 500 fans who pledged money to the charity, founded in 2012 by Town chairman Dean Hoyle.

The charity feeds around 1,200 children in the local community with a healthy breakfast every school day.


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