Fans were left seriously confused last night after Ferran Torres' Barcelona shirt did not have the club crest or Nike logo during the 1-1 draw with Napoli.
Torres struck the equaliser in the Europa League round of 32 clash at the Nou Camp, converting a penalty after fellow Adama Traore won a penalty.
But the Spaniard's shirt and its lack of emblems became a massive talking point on social media.
Torres had a normal shirt in the first half like the rest of his teammates but then, for reasons still unclear, he had a predominantly blank jersey for the second half.
He had the Rakuten shirt sponsor and his name and number on the back, but there was no badge or swoosh. And it caused reaction aplenty online:
Are Barcelona that skint they’ve given Ferran Torres a knock-off kit without a badge or Nike sponsor? pic.twitter.com/eclQuE92ci— Amos Murphy (@AmosMurphy_) February 17, 2022
Ferran Torres’ shirt is missing a Barcelona crest and the Nike logo 🧐 pic.twitter.com/L9FNMgnZ2w— B/R Football (@brfootball) February 17, 2022
Spot what was missing from Ferran Torres' shirt tonight for Barcelona 🧐 Did the kit man pick this one up from a market? pic.twitter.com/SjeSRWRXll— FourFourTwo (@FourFourTwo) February 17, 2022
The kit man forgot to add the FC Barcelona crest to Ferran Torres' jersey 😵💫 pic.twitter.com/LWlYeJEID1— DAZN Canada (@DAZN_CA) February 17, 2022
Ferran Torres played without a Barca crest and a Nike logo on his shirt and you expect him to perform well? 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/O1qKBV9Axb— PAPAYE ASA 🖤 (@Papaye_Asa) February 17, 2022
I know that's really not the main thing but why Ferran Torres's kit has no logos on it?— Andrei Haranghelovici (@maverick_106) February 17, 2022
Raise your hand 🙋♂️ if you noticed that Ferran Torres came out without a Barcelona badge or Nike logo on his kit when he came out for the second half. pic.twitter.com/tVKOtTYXle— Pulse Sports Nigeria (@pulsesportsng) February 17, 2022
Ferran Torres is playing with a kit that has neither the Barca logo or the Nike logo.— Yakup Marufoglu (@MarufogluYakup) February 17, 2022
To make the whole thing even more bizarre, it's emerged that Torres did not even notice his plain shirt until the end of the game and nobody from Barca picked up on it.
The fact that @FerranTorres20 played the second half with a shirt that did not have the Barça crest or the @Nike logo is still a mystery at the club.— fcbarcelonacollection.com (@memorabilia1899) February 17, 2022
He changed the shirt at HT and didn't realize the defect until the end of the game. Nobody else noticed it. #BarçaNapoli
El hecho de que Ferran Torres saltara en la segunda mitad sin escudo ni logo en la camiseta es todavía un misterio en el FCB. El jugador se cambió la elástica en el descanso y no se dio cuenta de que la nueva era ‘mala’. Tampoco nadie lo vio. Se ha enterado al final del partido— Toni Juanmartí (@tjuanmarti) February 17, 2022
Torres scored his second goal for the Blaugrana in the knockout clash but was guilty of spurning a couple of golden chances.
And the 21-year-old was so frustrated with his misses in front of goal that he was seen in tears at the final whistle.
The former Manchester City and Valencia forward was visibly emotional with his head in his hands.
He wiped his eyes with his shirt and was consoled by a teammate at the end of the game.
But manager Xavi Hernandez issued a message of support to the young forward and trusts that the January signing will do the business.
"The Barca shirt weighs a few kilos more," Xavi said.
"But I am delighted to have him in the team and he will give me a lot of joy.
"If he is in the penalty area it is because he will score. He has scored goals all his life and he will have them.
"In training he is one of those who scores the most. He has our absolute trust. The coaching staff and I will take care of this. He is very strong, self-demanding."
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