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Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Catalans reject Nike’s white kit proposal despite historical precedent

Barcelona & Nike’s white kit proposal

Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo reported this week on a difference of opinion between global kit manufacturers Nike and FC Barcelona.

Back in 2016 Barcelona agreed a 10-year deal with Nike.

It’s believed that Nike pay Barca £120 million a season under the terms of their contract.

However the parties haven’t seen eye to eye after Nike proposed a white kit for the Catalans.

Nike put together plans for a white strip for the 2020-21 season.

Nike’s design was inspired by the St George’s Cross, which plays a big role in both the club crest and the Barcelona city flag.

So why did Barcelona say no? Because of their rivalry with Real Madrid.

But Barcelona have played in white before…

Nike can be forgiven for having considered a white kit for Barcelona.

That’s because the Catalans have previously played in white.

In the 1970s, Barcelona had a white kit on a couple of occasions.

Barcelona 1 – Real Madrid 1

Barcelona drew 1-1 with Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey semi-final on Wednesday night.

This is a two-legged affair. The return match at the Santiago Bernabeu is scheduled for February 27.

Real Madrid arguably have the edge in the tie following the match at the Camp Nou.

Lucas Vazquez fired Los Blancos into the lead after just six minutes.

However Malcom levelled for Barcelona before the hour mark when the Brazilian scored a free-kick.

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