There are some football teams out there whose players, their style of playing, their records and often their kit designs remain a constant in our heads. When you think of the team name you instantly picture a signature look in your head.
Take Barcelona for instance, who have been wearing their traditional Blaugrana stripes jersey ever since they started out. Well, not anymore.
For the first time in the Catalan club’s history, stripes are out and a checkerboard print is in. This is surely one of the most controversial new kit launches this year, and we’d like to join in with those who are strongly opposing the change.
There comes a time in every football fan’s life, when they have to bow down to a change, not in their control. Similarly, Barcelona fans have expressed their dislike towards the new kit and quite vocally, have completely bashed the new kit. While the Messi led club claims that inspiration for this drastic change comes from the Eixample district, home of the legendary architect Antoni Gaudi, the kit bears an uncanny resemblance to Croatia’s national jersey.
The official launch of the shirt came out with the slogan: “Talent takes different shapes.”
Clearly, the slogan is none of the concerns Barca fans are going through right now and we can understand why. How difficult is it going to be watching Messi don checkered Croatian design in Barca colours? Pain to the eyes indeed. Just like every new kit launch, fans took to the digital world to shout out – STOP, to the disastrous new kit design. Some of them making us laugh, while we cringe looking at the new jersey.
One simply wrote – “Disgraceful.” (Probably sums up the reaction of all the fans)
Says it all really pic.twitter.com/GbhlGo2g5u
— mar (@aimarakhmat) June 3, 2019
Another said, “Please stop putting this on my timeline, my eyes have done nothing to deserve this.”
— Theo Sudono (@theosudono) June 3, 2019
One fan joked, “Sergei Roberto looks like he’s apologizing.”
— Aaliya (@LeoMessigician_) June 3, 2019
But while the majority of the fanbase expressed their disappointment towards the new kit, a handful flocked at the Barcelona store at Camp Nou to get their hands on the first lot.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) June 3, 2019
The people have spoken, the reaction is out there and we’re only hoping this doesn’t hinder the team on the pitch.