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SBD Global/December 18, 2012/Franchises

Barcelona To Wear Catalan Colors In New Kit Beginning In '13-14

FC Barcelona will wear the colors of the Senyera, the Catalan flag, on its away kit next season, according to Adam Shergold of the London DAILY MAIL. It comes "as political parties in favour of Catalonia becoming an independent state gain an ever greater influence in the region's parliament as they push for a referendum in '14." The gold and red striped strip for the '13-14 season "is already reportedly in mass production and will be popularly received by many supporters." Of course, the new home shirt "will be the traditional blue and red stripes." Both jerseys "feature a different corporate sponsor -- Qatar Airways -- after the club signed a five-year, £125M ($202.5M) deal with Qatar Sports Investments" (DAILY MAIL, 12/17).
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