Russian club sells 500 carpet-themed kits

After a fan waved a carpet around during their defeat of Yenisey Krasnoyarsk, Rostov have launched a bizarre new fourth kit.

Rostov captain Alexandru Gatcan with the carpet   -  Getty Images

Rostov's new carpet-themed kit is flying off the shelves. The Russian Premier League club claims to have shifted hundreds of pre-orders of the patterned kit, which is available for sale on its website.

Rostov launched the kit after a fan bizarrely brought a carpet to its home win over Yenisey Krasnoyarsk. The club subsequently convinced the supporter in question to part with the rug after clips of him waving the carpet during the match went viral on social media.

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And, while it is highly unlikely the kit will ever be worn by the team, Rostov says that 500 people have already purchased the replica design.

 

Rostov will hope that the carpet continues to be a lucky omen in its next game on Friday against Arsenal Tula.

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