UPDATE: Spanish Federation Forbids Barcelona From Wearing Shirts With Chinese Names

Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Update: According to Catalunya Ràdio, the Spanish federation has forbidden Barcelona from wearing the shirts with the Chinese names.

Meanwhile, the club's official account shared a video from the locker room that shows the shirts with the names. Guess we'll find out soon.

For the first time in history, FC Barcelona players will wear their names in Chinese letters on the back in the cup match against Real Madrid, as the club joins the celebrations of the Chinese New Year.

Similar to what Valencia did last weekend, incidentally playing against Barcelona at the Camp Nou, the Chinese names are placed just below the regular ones and not replace them - this is likely due to competition regulations.

This action is added to the video of congratulation for the Chinese New Year that was made by the Club and released this Monday, with the participation of first team players Leo Messi, Gerard Piqué, Marc-André ter Stegen and Samuel Umtiti.

The Barça Store Camp Nou and the Barça Store Passeig de Gràcia will put some limited units of these shirts with Chinese lettering on sale.

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