The season has only just started, but already we’re hearing news about the kits for next season. One of the most interest developments is that Spanish paper, Sport, have reported that Barcelona will be wearing the controversial Catalan colours on their away kit during the 2013/14 season.
While the home kit will feature the same design and colour scheme we’re used to, the away kit is reportedly set to be designed in the red and yellow colours of the Catalan flag. If this does happen, it’ll be the first time that Barca, who are based in the capital of Catalonia, will have worn the autonomous region’s colours, although its flag is currently on the inside of their kits.
A total of 12 Barcelona players, including Xavi, Pique and Busquets, have represented Catalonia in the international friendlies that they occasionally play, and have gained some stick for flying the Catalan flag while they’ve represented Spain. As a result, even if Barca do get some negative press from others, sporting the Catalonian colours would most likely be a popular decision among the players.
Spanish football is no stranger to having clubs represent their local regions on their kits. Valencia are one of the more recent examples, as the colours of the Valencian Autonomous Community (similar to the Catalonian colours) were featured heavily on the club’s European Away Kit for this season.
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