Barcelona's New 'Red Cross' Third Kit Has Been Leaked And Fans Are Divided
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Barcelona's new third kit has been leaked online and it's fair to say fans are split on the strip.
Inspired by the Olympic Games held in the city in 1992, the Blaugrana's home strip was released a couple of weeks back and features navy in addition to the red and blue stripes.
Their away strip, meanwhile, has just been unveiled and brings a further nod to the Olympics with a fully gold kit with a map of the city.
Be radiant. pic.twitter.com/cpsnYdGq2r— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) June 27, 2022
Red and blue, Barcelona's primary colours, are once again prominent in the third kit - which is a silver-like colour but comes with a St George's cross design.
Images: Barça's third kit for the 2022/2023 season. pic.twitter.com/Ni6capXtnM— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) June 27, 2022
Previous leaks had indicated the jersey would be white but fresh and legitimate images posted by Barcelona Universal show that it isn't the case.
The Nike logo is in black, while Spotify, Barcelona's new lucrative shirt sponsor, have their logo front and centre in white.
And much like the home kit, reaction to the third has been mixed on social media:
Nike didn’t disappoint this year 🥵🔥— 𝘼𝙢𝙖𝙣” (@Aman007___) June 27, 2022
Imma buy all!!! 😩🔥 pic.twitter.com/83oQItSFBx
NEED THIS 😮💨🔥🔥 https://t.co/sXfLbDI9jL— Juan Galarza (@GalarzaJuanj) June 28, 2022
Bro this year kits are crazy !! I want them all https://t.co/SGnAqvM2oD— JOSÉ 🌞 (@LocoRaccoon) June 27, 2022
They’re beautiful https://t.co/DXstqY2Byn— Wil 🇲🇽🇸🇻 (@818Wil) June 27, 2022
blehhhhh..— Bibek Maharjan (@Kaintai7) June 27, 2022
should've been in white, ffs 🤦 https://t.co/JIinCumopf
This is literally Lyon??? https://t.co/60GGXRkJiz— Rəəbin (@ReebinhoFC) June 27, 2022
I’ve had enough of Nike and these ugly kits we get every season https://t.co/8hT8Him1OP— Kevin (@FcbKevin10) June 27, 2022
That white version was so clear smh https://t.co/iYBENCdURf— ¡ (@Fuckthewxrld_) June 27, 2022
Not feeling this one https://t.co/iTRqqAsuLn— 🦁 (@clampcity_) June 27, 2022
nahh this might just be the worst barça’s shirt in history😭😂 https://t.co/uBbSBhFXPv— SMT (@Spirited_ballr) June 27, 2022
See even this isn't that bad. @nikefootball have smashed our kits out of the park. https://t.co/h8Z5hPXvoI— cian🏴 (@fcb102122) June 27, 2022
The home and away kits are both available to purchase right now but at the time of writing there's no word on when the third will be released officially.
However the shirt is likely to cost £74.95, with the players' edition costing £114.95.
Earlier this month, Barcelona announced a draw whereby fans who purchase a new first-team jersey can win a lifetime supply of shirts.
Barcelona scored all three Ws in home, away and 3rd kit for the 2022/23 season btw. pic.twitter.com/z6B0DL6ozm— MZ314𓃵 (@MZ_314) June 27, 2022
Anyone who buys a top between June 3 and June 30 is eligible to enter the prize draw on the club's website and if successful, will have the new shirt in "stadium quality" every season in their chosen size.
Barca's shirt and stadium sponsorship with audio streaming giants Spotify is a four-year deal worth €280 million (€70 million per season) and sees them replace Japanese electronic commerce company Rakuten.