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Barcelona unveil plans to update club crest

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The club want to make a few changes

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Barcelona unveiled a new and updated club crest on Thursday which is due to feature on the club’s kit from the start of next season.

There are a few subtle changes, most notably the removal of the ‘FCB’ and less blaugrana stripes. Here’s a little look at what has changed.

The club have explained the reason behind the update on their official website.

“FC Barcelona is changing its crest in order to adapt to modern times. Since the design was last updated in 2002, the context, society and technology have changed enormously, and the symbols identified with the club need to evolve too.

“This evolution stays faithful to the historical elements of the crest: the city, Barcelona; the country, Catalonia; the club, the ‘blaugrana’ colours; and the ball. But the new design now has greater reproduction capacity, especially in the increasingly more important world of digital media.”

Source | FC Barcelona

The new crest has already been approved by the Board of Directors but also needs the green light from the club’s membership which should happen in October.