​Barcelona have unveiled a new alternative kit which will be worn during various games of the current campaign, as a way of honouring the club's rich Catalan history.


Based in Catalonia, Barcelona have rarely shied away from discussing their links to the local area, recently speaking out to ​offer support to the region amid a period of significant political unrest.

To take their support one step further, ​Barcelona confirmed on their ​official website that they have released a new kit with the four stripes of the Catalan flag - the senyera - emblazoned across the front.


“It is an honour to wear the flag, the four stripes, on the shirt,” said ​Sergi Roberto, an academy graduate who was born and raised in the region.


A retro style V-neck is another example of their tribute to the club's history, while the message Ho portem dins (‘It’s deep within us’) is written on one of the sleeves.


That message was chosen as they feel it is a perfect example of Barcelona's 'More Than a Club' mentality. La Blaugrana have transformed into a global superpower, but they always make a point of paying tribute to where they came from.


"The tagline also refers to the philosophy that underlines what Barça is all about," the club added. 

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"It is a club that appreciates the value of sport and its ability to change the world, and which so fervently believes that such principles as humility, effort, ambition, teamwork and respect are just as important as the achievement of sporting success."


This is the first time in club history that Barcelona have had four kits in one season, although this new alternative strip will not replace any of the existing kits. Instead, this will be worn by both the male and female sides during various league games this season.


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