MSU can't catch a break lately, whether the topic is serious or involves sports.
Fresh fury erupts over neon green alternate football jerseys, pants and helmets, which bring to mind Day-Glo concert posters, lime wine coolers and construction safety vests.
Spartans reveal new alternate uniforms for 2019 pic.twitter.com/qlnFWYMK7c— Michigan State Football (@MSU_Football) April 13, 2019
Online howls about the Nike garb include the words "garish," "gross," "putrid," "hideous," "atrocious" and "shit."
Calm-down balance comes Saturday from blogger Matt Lombardi, co-founder of an independent national sports blog called The Spun:
As a reminder, they are alternates – so the Spartans will likely only wear them once or twice this season. It’s unclear which game they plan on wearing them for.
A sampling of reactions to a color not found in nature:
♦ Is there a way to make MSU football more unwatchable? Why yes, yes there is. -- Adam Burke
So they can look like trash to match their play?— Jared Hattle (@JaredHattle) April 12, 2019
It looks like a uniform I created in EA Sports NCAAF 14 only because I was terrible with colors https://t.co/b1KKcApHoj— Connor Muldowney (@Connormuldowney) April 13, 2019
Checking my calendar to see if it's April 1st . . .— SPARTANTIQUES (@SPARTANTIQUES) April 12, 2019
are they going to battle in Tron or something?— Mike Ott (@DustyBottoms04) April 12, 2019
♦ These are so bad, Michigan State should be put on probation. -- Curtis (@Curtos07)
I already hate the BB uni's that have this nonsense, don't make me hate the FB uni's too— Bambino (@AwkwardSylynce) April 12, 2019
Dear God........ NO!!!!!!!— Craig Nielsen (@craigernielsen) April 13, 2019
omg -- those are awful.— Matt Munich (@Matt_Munich) April 12, 2019
Please -- No.— Chad Selweski (@cbsnewsman) April 13, 2019
Ewwww— Nathan Winters (@AngryNateFTW) April 12, 2019
Should be Teal— LawnSteakBall (@LawnSteakBall) April 12, 2019
These are god awful— Charles Kangas (@KANGASMAN_FS) April 13, 2019
These are the ugliest things I’ve seen in some time— Ole Ti❌bo (@oletimbo) April 13, 2019
Wow. Those are hideous.— Rob Ostrom (@RobOstrom) April 13, 2019
Michigan State football continues to do it wrong.— Bret Miller (@bretmiller_film) April 12, 2019