WTF? Black socks? Green and Gold?
I'm no fashionista - far from it. I remember my mother saying in the morning while I was getting dressed to go to school, "Blue and Green should never be seen."
Who's idea was the Green and Gold anyway? According to history, it wasn't until 1984 that it actually became official that Green and Gold would be our national colours.
Sure - I understand that it represents the wattle. A national Icon of our indigenous fauna, that if you park your
car underneath it,
leave your bike underneath it, it leaves all this yellow shit all over it. It's also the cause of a lot of suffering for people with allergies. But hang on - ("Oi! that isn't a wattle in my backyard mate. That's a lemon tree and I've already pissed on that today.") There isn't even a wattle in my street. In fact, the last place I lived at, had Japanese Maples and Olive trees out the front. I dont see the Japanese national sporting team wearing a kit that has a slightly crimson colour and in the winter resembles a neatly stacked tower of twigs. And the Italian kit is far from a slightly silvery green. And while I'm on it, can somebody please ask the Canadians where you find a maple tre
e that has red leaves?
I know there is nothing I can do about it and although I dont like the colour scheme, I'm proud to support it. Go you good thing that looks like a tree. But the thing that has really intrigued me is the Olympic Cycling kit.
If it isn't rude enough trying to make Green and Gold look good together on all those beautiful bling bikes they are riding, some smart pastie comes up with the idea of black socks. I cant help but think that even adidas, who supplied a lot of Olympic kit thought that the only thing they could do to make Green and Gold look good was add a pair of black socks to take the attention away.
I dont know about you, but I was mesmorised by those black socks. As far as I knew, only the Australians were wearing black socks. I was going dizzy watching black socks wizz around at around 100 RPM or more.
I wish we could look like the Belgains or the Spanish.