The Brisbane Roar hosted Filipino side Ceres-Negros at QSAC Stadium on Tuesday night, with the chance to reach the 2018 Asian Champions League.

The night quickly turned the wrong way for the Roar, finding themselves down 3-1 and struggling to make a comeback. 

However, the attention quickly shifted away from the football, when the embarrassing and comical jersey malfunctions began to start.

It was the 66th minute when Roar winger Ivan Franjic's back faced the camera, only to reveal that the shirt numbers had begun to peel off. Embarrassing.

To make the problem increasingly worse, shortly after Franjic's jersey decided to fall apart, Frenchman Eric Bautheac was forced to the side for an extended period of time, as his number 22 shirt had its numbers peeling.

With a replacement shirt unavailable, Roar staff threw a number 30 to the midfielder. Ready to return to the pitch with a new number, he was stopped by the fourth official and made to take the shirt back off.

AFC rules state that a player must play the entirity of the match with their playing number listed pre-match.

Following this, Bautheac made his way back onto the pitch with a number 77 shirt with added medical tape in order to make the number look like a 22.

FOX Football pundit Ned Zelic posed the question, "Who is responsible for these numbers falling off the shirt?"

"When the goalkeeper's number is falling off, then you know you're in trouble." 

On Wednesday morning, the club issued a statement, expressing their utter disappointment in failing to make it to Asia.

"Brisbane Roar FC is very disappointed to have been knocked out of the 2018 AFC Champions League competition on Tuesday night."

It continued, "Every effort will be made to make sure season 2017/18 is a success, starting with Saturday's away game in Gosford against Central Coast Mariners."

The apologies to the club's members and fans was alongside an apology to kit supplier Umbro, who many were quick to attack.

"This was no fault of BRFC kit manufacturer Umbro and we are unreservedly apologetic.

It was certainly an embarrassing night for Brisbane Roar, crashing out of the 2018 Asian Champions League before it had even started.

While the jersey breakdown was unacceptable, nothing gets worse than what happened to Switzerland at the 2016 UEFA EURO, when their PUMA jerseys began to tare all over.

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