Barca reject Nike new away jersey due to rival Real Madrid

La Liga By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 07/02/2019

Barcelona have rejected Nike's latest design for an away kit because it was deemed too similar to the colors of rivals Real Madrid.

The Blaugrana and sports manufacturing company have agreed on a £120m a year extension to their deal in 2016, and have been responsible for producing kits for the Camp Nou side.

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According to Mundo Deportivo claims that Nike had designed an away kit for the 2020/2021 season with predominantly white with a red cross on the front of the shirt, as featured in the top left of the club badge.

However, the report claims that Barcelona rejected Nike new jersey due to much of a resemblance to their arch-rivals Real Madrid home shirt.

Barcelona wore white kits in the 1970s during the era of Johan Cruyff, but the club stopped wearing them in 1992 after an outcry from supporters.

Ernesto Valverde side was held to a 1-1 scored draw at Nou Camp on Wednesday night of their first leg semi-final Copa del Rey with the return fixture on 27 February.