Rain spoils Real Madrid's one-off 'Parley for the Oceans' kit

As part of an awareness-raising campaign, Adidas kitted Real Madrid out in a special-edition strip for Saturday's win over Sporting Gijon
Real Madrid - Alavés: LaLiga 2017-18

Rain spoils Real Madrid's one-off 'Parley for the Oceans' kit

Real Madrid's LaLiga clash with Sporting Gijon on Saturday afternoon saw Los Blancos sport a one-off strip in support of a global environmental initiative.

Real, who won 2-1 thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo brace, were decked out in a special home kit manufactured using plastic waste gathered from the Indian Ocean.

The move came as part of a cooperation between Adidas, Madrid's shirt supplier, and the 'Parley for the Oceans' campaign aimed at cleaning up the world's seas.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring for Real Madrid, while the one-off kit was still dry.

Rain in Spain falls mainly on kit campaign

Things didn't go completely to plan, however, as the torrential downpour at a rain-sodden Santiago Bernabéu wrought havoc with the nonetheless very classy strip.

The club badge and sponsors' logos, printed in a lighter tone, were quickly rendered invisible, while the jersey and shorts became increasingly transparent.

The rain began to render Real Madrid's special-edition kit transparent.

Bayern also wore eco-friendly strip

Adidas' partnership with Parley, an organisation that bids to "raise awareness for the beauty and fragile nature of our oceans", also saw the sportswear giant make a similar kit for Bayern Munich to play in earlier in November against Hoffenheim.

The special-edition shirt is available to buy here (just don't wear it in the rain...)

Marcelo models the kit worn by Real against Sporting.