BARCELONA – Barcelona officially presented this Thursday its second uniform that it will wear during the 2021-22 season, a purple design product of the mixture of blue and red, with which it makes clear its support for the fight for equality gender and that gives the female team the leading role, being through it the making of the promotional video as a tribute to the pioneers who played their first game for Barça in 1970.
The first team was not left out of the presentation and the club used images of Frenkie de Jong, Gerard Piqué, Pedri, Marc-Andre ter Stegen or Sergi Roberto. In the photographs, of course, Lionel Messi is missing, whose absence is, however, totally logical since the Argentine footballer has not belonged to Barça since June 30 and while waiting to make his continuity official, the club cannot count on him for any promotional event.
However, there is another absence that does attract attention and it is none other than that of Antoine Griezmann. A month ago, on June 15, the Barça club presented the title shirt for the next season and one of the most prominent figures in the promotion was the French striker, who has been able to verify ESPN Digital that he was also photographed with this second kit that Barcelona kept a secret to give it greater enhancement at the time of its launch.
In the last month, Griezmann’s situation at Barça has changed ostensibly and although he received clear praise from Ronald Koeman, the club’s financial needs have made him a player, more than expendable, designated to leave, something they work on the Barça executives.
The striker must join the first team preseason next week but at the Camp Nou, today, it is not ruled out that by then his departure could have been finalized or he was already well under way … Which is why, for now, It has not been taken into account when launching this away kit.
VERY LIGHT TONE
The shirt has a pastel color tone, very light and different from the darker purple, which was used during the 2016-17 season, and with a blue vertical stripe on the left side and a scarlet vertical stripe on the right side, incorporating in the lower edge is traced with the colors of the rainbow flag, symbolizing diversity.
The presentation of the shirt is part of the campaign launched by Barcelona, ’Més que (‘ More than ‘), under the pillar’ Més que génere ‘(‘ More than gender ‘) and being able to read the slogan’ Tots units fem força ‘(‘ We all make strength together ‘), which is also adapted to the women’s team:’ Totes unides fem força ‘(‘ We all make strength together ‘), which aims to show the club’s commitment to women’s sport.