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Spanish football club CD Palencia unveil flesh-themed kit

Spanish fourth-tier side Club Deportivo Palencia have unveiled a new kit which makes their payers appear as though they have been skinned alive.

The design, intended to how willing they are to ‘give their skin’ for their team’s cause, was put together by Juan Francisco Martin, who infamously created Cultural Leonesa’s tuxedo-themed strip.

The shirt and shorts display a print of human anatomy with the muscles coloured in a searing pink. The goalkeeper’s kit replicates the same design but in an equally garish purple.

Palencia’s players will wear the kit during the forthcoming Tercera Division play-off games, with their final match of the regular season coming this Sunday against Unión Deportiva Santa Marta.

The strip is being advertised with the slogan “nos dejamos la piel,” which roughly translates as ‘we give our skin’ and is supposedly a sign of the team’s commitment.

In any case, it’s main purpose was to earn the team a slice of publicity before their crucial end-of-season play-offs.

It is not, however, the first muscle designed to be donned by sportspeople. The cyclist Mario Cipollini wore a similar outfit while competing in the 2001 Giro D’Italia.

Two years ago, a flesh-coloured kit worn by a Colombian women's cycling team was labelled "unacceptable" by the sport's governing body.

Supporters of Palencia and dedicated followers of fashion alike can purchase the one-of-a-kind strip for a price of €30 (approximately £24), if they really, really wish to do so.

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