Barcelona City Rivals: Espanyol Wore Croatia Kit in 2000

Recently we saw the first details on the Barcelona 2019-20 jersey surface, which is set to become one of the club's most controversial and odd ones ever with its Croatia-esque look.

While it's said that Barcelona's next home kit was actually inspired by the supporter flags flown at the Camp Nou, we've been made aware of that fact that none other than city rivals Espanyol wore a similar design all the way back in 2000.

Espanyol, who traditionally wear stripes just like Barcelona, turned up in a shirt that basically copied Croatia's famous checkers design from the 1998 World Cup.

Although inadvertently, Barcelona are set to somewhat copy their hated town rivals with their Croatian kit next season.

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