Celtic won 1-0 at Kilmarnock tonight as the bhoys in pink, or purple or perhaps maroon, went 13 points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the table.
For the first time this season the hoops were replaced by a top apparently based on the colour used on the match ticket for the 1967 European Cup Final in Lisbon.
The pink strip wasn’t the only surprise for the visiting support with Dedryck Boyata making his first appearance of the season in a very unusual formation that saw the midfield swamped with six players.
Callum McGregor seemed to have the task of switching between midfield and defence on the left while the midfield switched around regularly across the pitch.
The performance was as unconvincing as the formation with little real shape to the match as Kilmarnock backed off and held Celtic with relative ease.
Three minutes from half-time Stuart Armstrong came up with the only goal of the game as he burst through the home defence to slot a shot home from 15 yards out.
— Scottish Sun Sport (@scotsunsport) November 18, 2016
Despite watching their team labouring on the plastic pitch the away support were in great voice throughout bringing an atmosphere to a match that failed to excite.
Online the new look strip got a firm thumbs down with not many supporters impressed or rushing out to to buy it as an early Christmas gift.
Celtic players looking extra handsome in the pink strip tonight
— K. (@_kirsttttt) November 18, 2016
Bought my 2 ghirls the pink strip but that’s never a celtic top
— john hilferty (@celticdaddy88) November 18, 2016
— Sarah-Jayne Smith (@shortysj99) November 18, 2016
Late getting back to see the hoops on TV.
What the hell am I seeing. A pink Celtic strip. Why?
— Cautious Dave (@cautiousdave) November 18, 2016
That Celtic pink strip is horrific,it so hard to see on the tv .
— IAMCELTIC (@Spaztek12) November 18, 2016
Hey @UEFAcom feck the fecking Poppies.
Any chance you can take offence against Celtic Pink Strip
— Celtic Collectibles (@CollectCelticFC) November 18, 2016
I’m not a fan of the pink strip ????????????#celtic
— Clare Groves (@ClareTheScot2) November 18, 2016