After weeks and weeks and weeks and weeks of leaks and waiting, Barcelona have finally unveiled their third kit for the 2016-17 campaign, which will be used in away games during the season.
Engineered Speed. Introducing the 2016/17 Third Kit with AeroSwift technology. Available soon at Nike.com/FCB Engineered Speed. Presentem la nova tercera equipació per a la temporada 2016/17, amb tecnologia AeroSwift. Disponible molt aviat a Nike.com/FCB Engineered Speed. Presentamos la tercera equipación para la temporada 2016/17, la equipación más rápida hasta la fecha con tecnología AeroSwift. Disponible muy pronto en Nike.com/FCB
It's not really that great of a kit, but it's here, so we have to accept it. As usual, the new third kit will be used for the first time in the opening away match of the Champions League season, which takes place on Wednesday night in Germany against Borussia Mönchengladbach:
Barça's new third strip will make its debut at @borussia_en in Wednesday's #UCL group stage match https://t.co/jFlLLcaeIF pic.twitter.com/FM4qaZAAvo— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 27, 2016
Barça delayed the unveiling for weeks, which is a little strange given that all other big Nike clubs launched their third kits a while ago. Maybe the marketing people actually wanted to wait until the last day before the Champions League game to announce it, but since the leaks were all over the place, it's somewhat dumb to wait so long.
Anyway, the official kit is finally here, it is sponsored by Qatar Airways and it'll cost a lot of money. None of mine, though. Doesn't look great.