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Pink is not a colour, it's an attitude

Scotland celebrate in pink

Scotland's Ikechi Anya celebrates after his side's 89th minute goal against Slovakia that keeps them in with a chance of qualifying for Russia 2018. Scotland's away kit for the qualifying campaign has been this bright pink number that's been a huge hit with the Tartan Army.

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Tenerife in pink

Tenerife donned pink for their away strip in 16/17, as part of an initiative to fight cancer. Tenerife, in their badge, have the St.Andrew's cross in common with the Scotland, with one popular theory being that the island adopted the Scottish flag as a mark of respect to the bravery of the Scottish sailors in the Battle of Santa Cruz.

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Real Madrid in pink

Real Madrid had a pink away strip 2014/15, though they lost 4-2 to Real Sociedad on its first outing and the players were never really that keen on it afterwards.

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Real Madrid in pink

Real Madrid line-up in their pink kit.

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Palermo in pink

One of the few teams in the world to have pink as their home colours. The club changed from their original red and blue to pink and black in 1907 at the urging of Count Giuseppe Airoldi one of the founding members. He said pink and black were the "colours of the sad and the sweet", a perfect fit for a team characterised by "results as up and down as a Swiss clock".

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Toulouse in pink

As Scotland so elegantly proved, if you're going pink then black trim is the definitely the way to go. And Toulouse knocked it out of the park with this number, their 15/16 away shirt.

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Hamburger SV in pink

A bold choice from the German outfit for their 16/17 away strip, inspired by the club's pink away kits of the 70s.

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Juventus in pink

Hats off to Juve's kit designers for their 12-13 season star-based pink kit.

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Northampton Town in pink

NTFC went pink for their 15/16 away shirt. The players looked rather moody about it.

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Porto in pink

Porto went pink for their away kit in 14/15

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Celtic in pink

If you're going pink you might as well go all in, as Celtic did for their 16/17 kit. The Daily Mirror said it was "intensely, deeply, frighteningly, nauseatingly PINK". But what do they know? Another clear pink winner.

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Wexford F.C in pink

Irish side Wexford FC (formerly known as Wexford Youths) were founded by Irish politician Mick Wallace. The property developer is so besotted with Calcio (Italian football) that he elected pink as the team shirt as a nod to Palermo with a Torino inspired bull included in the club logo.

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Sport Boys in pink

Peru's Sport Boys, from the port town of Callao, are another one of the few teams with a home pink kit. They go by the nickname Los Rosados, the Pinkies, in honour of the fact.

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Sport Boys in pink

The unveiling of the new Sport Boys pink kit for their 90th anniversary, with Sampaoli, who coached them in 2003, helping out.

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Barcelona in pink

Barcelona have never done pink on the pitch, but they did have an outrageous training top that was a smash hit at the club shop.

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