Barcelona reject new Nike away kit as it is too similar to Real Madrid’s famous white

BARCELONA have rejected a new away shirt because it is too white.

Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo report kit suppliers Nike submitted the controversial design as an away shirt option for the 2020-21 season.

The away kit designed by Nike was  rejected by Barcelona
Barca chiefs thought the white design was too similar to bitter rivals Real Madrid’s home shirt
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The design heavily featured the red cross of St George which is part of the club crest on a white shirt.

It was rejected out of hand by the Nou Camp top brass as it was far too similar to a Real Madrid home shirt, fearing a backlash from the fans.

And Nike, who have been the club kit suppliers since taking over from Kappa in 1998 have been told to go back and come up with something more palatable.

The last time Barca wore white away shirts was during the 2000-01 season.

There have been reports Neymar has contacted Barcelona about a summer return
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Bur Barca president Josep Bartomeu has denied speaking it eh Brazilian superstar
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Meanwhile, the club have denied Neymar has been in touch about a possible return to Catalonia.

The Brazilian star, who moved to PSG in 2017 for a world-record £198million, is reportedly eager to return to Spain after struggling to settle in at the French champions.

But the Catalan president Josep Bartomeu has quashed talk of direct conversations in an interview with Spanish radio station Cadena COPE.

He said: “He’s never called me, nor him nor Neymar.

“We are preparing [for] next season and the name of Neymar is not on the table.”

 

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