MSU unveils alternate uniforms with shades of lime green; Twitter loses its mind

The Detroit News
Michigan State unveiled alternate uniforms Saturday.

Michigan State's basketball team has busted out some lime-green alternate uniforms in recent seasons.

Now, the football team is joining the lime-green party, unveiling alternate uniforms for 2019 in a Twitter post Saturday afternoon, shortly before the team's spring game in East Lansing.

The team did not wear them in the spring game.

The uniforms feature a solid green base on the jersey, with lime-green "STATE" scrawled across the chest. The pants are lime green, as well. The helmets feature a lime-green Spartan helmet.

They're not for everybody, that's for sure.

But that's what happens when you get in bed with Nike, eh Oregon?

Michigan State's players tempered their reaction to the uniforms they saw for the first time on Saturday before the spring game.

"Nice," senior wide receiver Darrell Stewart Jr. said. "They loud, you can see that. I like them. It's something new to add spice to the program. It kind of mimics off the basketball with the colors but I like it. It's something new. It's something vibrant."

Junior cornerback Josiah Scott saw the basketball theme, as well, and said some of his teammates were looking forward to what else they could wear with the new uniforms.

"At first I thought they were like a basketball jersey because it has the 'State' and the basketball jersey has that," Scott said. "A bunch of people are excited because of the accessories you could wear with it an probably look good."

As you can imagine, the reaction on social media was bombastic, and most was quite negative.

One particularly funny tweet came from former Michigan linebacker Devin Bush, who chimed in, "Definitely Stomping on that..." Get it?