Euro 2016: Both Portugal and Wales turned up in their green 'away' kits ... and the internet got mega confused


Eleven men in pale green shirts playing 11 men in dark green shirts on a lush green turf.

Yes, the Wales v Portugal semi-final at Euro 2016 caused all kinds of confusion among citizens of Planet Internet.

People wanted to know just why are both teams playing in their 'away' kit...

Euro 2016: Wales v Portugal.
(Nick Potts/PA)

Surely, one of the teams should be wearing their home shirts?

Yeah, it's all pretty confusing...

It's like a fashion crime has been committed on the football pitch.

Of course, Welsh fans let their imaginations run wild about their rival team's kit inspiration...

So how did this happen? Twitter is full of (mock) theories...

Soccer Euro 2016 Portugal v Wales.
(Petr David Josek/AP)

Both Wales and Portugal wear a version of red as their 'home' kit - and Wales Online appears to have an answer to the unfortunate colour clash.

It writes: "For tonight's match Portugal are on the home side of the draw - meaning that, in normal circumstances, they would be able to play in their predominantly red home kit in Lyon.

"However, for this contest, the Portuguese first-strip has been deemed to be too close in darkness to Wales' charcoal and lime green away kit, and is considered to be a colour-clash."

Now you know.