Manchester City officially reveal neon green third kit for 2015/16 season

The kit is designed to help the team play at night

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Manchester City have officially revealed their third kit for the 2015/16 season and it's nasty.

In a shade of putrid neon green, record signing Kevin De Bruyne looks positively radioactive in photographs promoting the 'Night Rising' kit, which was leaked online a few months ago.

The colour scheme is designed to "accentuate the players’ physical presence underneath the floodlights" during night matches, according to the promotional material. The club do, after all, need all the help in the Champions League that they can get.

Although it may not seem the most traditional of choices, the club's official website begs to differ. It is, in fact, a tribute to a defining moment in City's history, the famous Second Division play-off final victory over Gillingham at Wembley in 1999.

That day, after 80 minutes of deadlock, City conceded twice and faced a second consecutive season in English football's third tier. However, late goals Kevin Horlock and Paul Dickov in the 89th and 90th minutes respectively took the tie to extra time, after which City won a penalty shoot-out 3-1.

Even though that 1999 side is a long way from the multi-million-pound squad of superstars at the club today, the memory of that final remains a dear one to many City fans and may just convince a few to shell out on the new shirt.

As long as they can pull off neon green, that is.

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