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Grey day for Manchester United Around the Academy:

Cameroon's kit got Fifa bosses hot under the colour

David Beckham is famous for taking his fashion tips from Posh.

But his former team Manchester United became football's most famous fashion flops when they pulled on their dowdy grey get-up back in 1996.

The kit was so bad, the players wore it just twice.

Kit stayed on the hanger

Club bosses were quick to ditch the strip when the players claimed they couldn't pick each other out against the backdrop of the crowd.

Cameroon players on the other hand had no problems picking each other out in their colourful tops.

But the basketball-style v-necked green vests were given the red card by prim football officials who banned the kit from the World Cup.

Specially-designed to wear in hot weather, Cameroon wore the shirts when they won the African Nations Cup.

But sponsors Puma had to go back to the drawing board when Fifa chiefs objected.

Looking rather dapper

Still, the tops became a favourite with fans - and replica versions have sold like hot cakes on the streets of Yaounde, Cameroon's capital.

And it was to fans that Scottish club Hearts turned for fashion tips when they couldn't decide on an away strip.

After parading the alternatives at a home match, supporters were invited to vote for their favourite via the club's website.

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