Barcelona has revealed their new Nike kit for next season which features hoops rather than the club’s iconic vertical stripes.
The new design was leaked months ago and was greeted by immediate disapproval from supporters. But Nike and Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu had already given the go-ahead for the revolutionary change to take place at the start of the 2015-16 season.
The horizontal stripes have been seen before on kits for the basketball, rugby and track and field teams at Barcelona. However, at no time during the 115-year history of the football club had Barcelona worn hoops.
The Catalan club’s shirt with its classic vertical…