Spanish soccer giants FC Barcelona put a particular twist their ordinary blue-and-red striped main jerseys for a particular match over the weekend.
On Saturday, Barça debuted a brand new jersey for his or her ‘El Clasico’ match in opposition to long-time rival and fellow La Liga powerhouse Actual Madrid. The shirt incorporates yellow gradients into the pink stripes of their conventional sample to evoke the Catalonian flag.
FC Barcelona’s particular El Clasico package on the left, and their common 2021 main package on the suitable.
Barça have lengthy been proponents of independence for Catalonia, the area of Spain the place town of Barcelona is situated. In 2017, Barça had been scheduled to play a match on the identical day as a referendum on Catalonian independence, and the membership requested La Liga for the sport to be postponed. The league denied their request, and the sport went forward with no followers in attendance after violence broke out throughout town.
The flag of Catalonia.
Barça have expressed their help for Catalonia by their kits many occasions over time. A fourth package launched in 2019-20 and nonetheless in use this 12 months depicts the Catalan flag. The striping sample from the flag can also be used on the captain’s armband for Barça and on the socks that go together with Saturday’s shirt.
FC Barcelona’s fourth package from 2019-20, which additionally options the striping sample of the Catalonian flag.
Sadly, the brand new shirts didn’t carry the group any luck, as Actual Madrid beat Barça 2-1 and leapfrogged them into second place within the La Liga desk.
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