Spectators are complaining about a «HORRIBLE kit clash» in Newcastle’s FA Cup clash against Sunderland, with both Tyne-Wear rivals wearing their home kits.

Fans were left frustrated as the big FA Cup game between north-east rivals Sunderland and Newcastle United featured a «terrible» clash between the clubs.

Hosts Sunderland would have been expected to wear their red and white stripes for the occasion, but visitors Newcastle also opted for their first choice home kit with black and white stripes.

Television coverage meant it was not easy for armchair spectators to identify which players were on which side, leading many fans to take to social media to comment on the kit clash.

This caused particular problems for those who are colour-blind, with one writing on X (formerly Twitter): “Horrible encounter with a whale. Won’t someone think we’re color blind?!’

Another said the kit clash made the game «Horrible to watch», while a third said «that’s definitely a kit clash», while sharing a picture of the various red, black and white stripes that highlighted the chaos on the jerseys on display.

Both Sunderland and Newcastle have donned their home kits for the FA Cup, creating a clash of kits

Fans took to social media to express their frustration, especially those who are color blind

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Another asked: ‘Is it a bad hit or am I just getting shot eyes?’

The Premier League has faced criticism for overlooking similar clashes in the past.

Other teams this season have chosen to wear alternative kits due to the problems faced by colorblind people.

Manchester United wore a white kit when they played away to Liverpool, with their original green alternative kit causing considerable trouble for some spectators.

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According to the survey, one in 12 men and 1 in 200 women were unable to tell the difference between Man United and Liverpool players on the pitch in the pair’s previous match in 2021, when the away team wore green.

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