In pictures: The jersey farce in the Glasgow v Connacht game last night
A bit like Man United against Southampton all those years ago, Glasgow Warriors changed jerseys at half-time against Connacht last night. Unlike Man United, they had a legitimate reason for doing so.
No, there were no complaints from the Glasgow players about being unable to spot each other because it was hard to distinguish their jerseys from the supporters in the crowd; they had trouble distinguishing their own team mates from the Connacht players because their jerseys were remarkably alike.
Why the game was even allowed to go ahead with the two teams wearing incredibly similar white jerseys is beyond us, but for the first 40 minutes, this picture gives you a good idea of what the teams had to put up with.
Yes, there are actually players from two different teams in this picture
Glasgow came out for the second half with a changed blue strip (see below), although to be honest, with Connacht’s away strip featuring a heavy dollop of light blue itself, it was still extremely hard to distinguish a Glasgow player from a Connacht one.
It was all a bit farcical and it seems like it was completely avoidable, but the jerseys made little difference to the eventual result.
Glasgow ended up winners on a 27-17 scoreline after a battling performance from Eric Elwood’s side, who will be hoping for a better outcome in their traditional green jersey when they face Leinster in the Sportsground next Friday.