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Adidas has released a limited edition shoe inspired by English Premier League club Manchester United, called the “Stretford”, trying to build on the company's successful release of a retro Manchester United clothing range earlier this year.

However, judging by the reaction of United fans, they won't be wearing the new footwear anytime soon, and it's easy to see why.

Adidas' iconic three stripes are a main feature of the Stretford. But, instead of reflecting the true Manchester United identity, those stripes are blue. That's right, blue. As in, the colour worn by their fiercest cross-town rivals Manchester City. The colour no Manchester United fan would ever be seen dead in.

It's incredible to see how such a decision could have been made, especially considering United are known as the Red Devils, while City's nickname is the Sky Blues.

Angry fans took to social media to express their dismay at Adidas' decision.

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