Despite this, there have been nine occasions in the Premier League in the last two seasons when, according to the charity Colour Blind Awareness, fans complained of such clashes.
This included the January 2021 match between Liverpool and Manchester United when the latter wore dark green, as well as recent two games – Arsenal v Leicester City and Manchester City v Watford – in which both away sides wore a change strip despite there being no obvious clash with their home colours.
The charity also cited issues with eight Championship fixtures last season and both legs of the League One play-off semi-final between Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday.
Kathryn Albany-Ward, CEO of Colour Blind Awareness, told Telegraph Sport she welcomed a potential EFL rule change.
“This is fantastic news and will be a huge step forward for the benefit not just of hundreds of thousands of colour blind fans, but also those players who are colour blind,” she said.
“We know that, statistically, at least one player in every male squad is colour blind and these regulation changes will make some ties easier for these players too, thereby improving overall performance of the teams. If this regulation change is approved, it will be for everyone’s benefit.
“We’re gradually seeing changes to kit regulations across different sports. We hope that the Premier League clubs will follow the lead of the EFL and we’re keeping our fingers firmly crossed for no colour blind kit clashes in the World Cup this year, especially as we know there are colour blind players in the tournament.”