No Qatar Airways - On Pitch | FC Barcelona 16-17 Home Kit

Following the nearly countless kit launches we witnessed over the last few weeks, an enormous number of teams debuted new shirts today. One of them was reigning La Liga champions FC Barcelona, who finally gave their new 2016-17 home jersey its on-pitch debut.

FC Barcelona Debuts 2016-17 Home Shirt Without Qatar Airways

Barca's kit came without Qatar Airways' logo on the front.

While the Barcelona 2016-2017 uniform looked as classy as expected on the pitch, it was the sponsor-free chest area that caught the attention. Despite the fact that the Catalan club just recently announced that they extended their kit deal with Qatar Airways, the shirt came without the logo of the flight company on the front, while it even featured a second sleeve sponsor with Gatorade's logo placed on the right sleeve.

However,it's expected that Barcelona will have Qatar Airways on the front in the next matches, while it's certain that the logo will be on the kit in their first official match of the season, as stated by FC Barcelona’s marketing vicepresident Manel Arroyo in an interview with Grup 14 recently.

Grup 14: When will the Qatar Airways shirts be in stores? When will the team wear them first?

Manel Arroyo: The next production batch will have them. For the first team we’re working with Nike right now, but without a doubt we will have them for the first official game of the season, the Spanish Supercup. The sponsorship will be for the first team and Barça B. The academy and the women’s team won’t have a sponsor right now.

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