Man United aren’t the only big club to roll out a new kit as Barcelona also proudly introducing their new away strip for 2020-21 campaign.
On the 50th anniversary of the formation of the club’s first women’s team, Barca have taken the opportunity to pay homage to that pioneering team.
“𝑊𝑒 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑒 ℎ𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒, 50 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑔𝑜, 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑚𝑎𝑑𝑒 ℎ𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦.”
A tribute to our first female players 💜 @FCBFemeni pic.twitter.com/gbcg5qry8t
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 15, 2021
As such, the Catalans have produced a lavender shirt with stripes down the flank that contain selected lyrics from their club anthem, the “Cant del Barca” (“Anthem for Barcelona”).
Indeed, the stripes feature the phrase “Tots units fem forca” (“United we are strong”), with the original masculine version running down one side of the shirt and an updated feminine version on the other.