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Millwall forced to start match in Sheffield Wednesday’s old kit after failing to bring their own

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

When Millwall arrived for their match against Sheffield Wednesday, their sole focus had to be on getting a result. Sitting at the very bottom of the Championship with three losses in as many matches, making them the only club in the league with no points on the new season, Wednesday presented an opportunity. After all, they weren't doing much better with a draw and two losses. But amidst that focus on the match itself, Millwall ended up forgetting something simple but rather important: their kit.

According to Millwall's Twitter account, the wrong bins were sent from London to Sheffield, leaving them without appropriate attire for the match. Their hosts were able to help out by lending them their yellow away kit from last season to wear until Millwall's own strip could be delivered (hopefully) in time for the second half.

So the match went ahead with Sheffield Wednesday in their home kit and Millwall in Sheffield Wednesday's old kit. And perhaps as a result of the confusion, Wednesday defender Kamil Zayatte scored an own goal to give Millwall a 1-0 lead in just the fifth minute. Wednesday went on to score twice the proper way to take a 2-1 lead into halftime, when Millwall were able to change into their orange third kit and play out the rest of the match looking like themselves. And in the 87th minute, Millwall equalized from the penalty spot to earn a 2-2 draw and their first point of the campaign.

Last season, Barnsley had to wear Crystal Palace's away kit after being told that their own was too similar to the home side's. Apparently kit sharing is becoming a new trend in the Championship.

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