Barcelona New Home Kit Branded 'Embarrassing' After Official Launch
Barcelona fans are furious about their team's new home kit which was unveiled on Monday night.
The Catalan club ditched their traditional stripes to release a chequered home strip for the 2019/20 campaign that has been labelled "embarrassing" on social media.
The Blaugrana's traditional colours are red and blue, with stripes the normal design for Lionel Messi and Co.
Sometimes they've switched it up and had half and half, while the 2015/16 campaign saw Luis Enrique's treble-winners don hoops on their home shirt.
Embarrassing.- chris (@confidentialsin) June 3, 2019
But next season's Nike home shirt is moving into an entirely new direction with a chequered pattern never seen before in the club's 119-year history.
The description reads: "The new design takes its inspiration from the city of Barcelona by incorporating the characteristic blocks of its Eixample district, home to some of the most emblematic buildings designed by the great architect Antoni Gaudí."
The kit also include the red and yellow stripes of the Catalan flag just above the neckline to give it a little more tradition but the dramatic design change has not gone down well with fans:
You'll be immediately aware that the design looks awfully similar to what the Croatia national team wear so at least midfielder Ivan Rakitic will be used to it.
Thoughts on the Barca kit? Is it a bold or silly design from Nike and Barca?
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