This Newcastle United shirt will remind you of Tino battering Barcelona

In 1997 Newcastle United kit maker adidas introduced a new kit that would be famous when they beat Barcelona with a Tino Asprilla hat trick.

The shirt made by adidas kept the famous black and white stripes and the round neck collar from the previous season.  It was big and baggy with Newcastle Brown Ale sponsor in the middle.

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The shirt was made famous on a special night against Barcelona in the summer of 1997.  It was September 17 and Elton John was number 1 with ‘Candle in the Wind’.

There were some legends on show that day.  Shay Given in goal, Phillip Albert, Steve Watson, captain fantastic Rob Lee and the legend that is Tino.  You could tell by the team photo on the night he was up for it.

Barcelona had a call sheet of vintage players.  Nadal.  Figo.  De la Pena.  Anderson.  Rivaldo.

But that man Tino stole that show scoring a hat trick to take Newcastle United into a 3-0 lead.  Luis Enrique and Figo stole 2 goals back but it wasn’t enough.  Take a minute and watch the video below.


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