– On Friday, FC Barcelona and Nike combined to release the team’s away kit for the 2020/2021 season
– The new jersey is completely black aside from gold trimming and the team’s logo and sponsors
– However, Mzansi soccer fans quickly pointed out the kit looked a lot like that of the Kaizer Chiefs’ 50th anniversary jerseys
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On Friday, Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique unveiled FC Barcelona’s 2020/2021 away kit. The new Blaugrana away kit is predominantly black with golf finishes and it looks kind of familiar.
The club said in an official statement:
“‘The colours are within’ is the slogan chosen by FC Barcelona for the new 2020/21 away kit, which this year is black with gold details.
“The club chose this ‘absence of colour’ to show that Barca fans’ heart are Blaugrana, no matter what is on the outside.”
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However, South Africans were quick to point out that Barcelona’s new away kit looked a lot like the Kaizer Chiefs’ 50th anniversary jersey.
SA football fans accused the LaLiga giants of trying to copy the Amakhosi side.
Twitter user, @Lord_Stirus, commented:
“Sundowns fans are getting emotional over a kit.”
Another tweep, @AlexSithole, added:
“Messi even coping Zuma’s pose.”
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported Kaizer Chiefs will play their remaining 2019-2020 Absa Premiership home matches at Orlando Stadium in the Gauteng biologically safe environment (BSE). The stadium belongs to their arch-rivals Orlando Pirates.
The league leaders will share the venue with Chippa United. The venues were announced in a televised draw on Wednesday morning.
Amakhosi explained on their official Twitter handle that they’ll not be able to use their home ground, FNB Stadium, as it will be an unfair advantage to other teams who have relocated to Gauteng for the remainder of the season.
“The PSL did a stadium draw just now (Wednesday) to determine which stadium will be used by which team. Since all games will be played in Gauteng, we cannot use FNB Stadium as it will be an unfair advantage since other teams cannot use their home grounds.”
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