Barcelona Presidential Candidate Proposes Members Vote on Kits

Saturday, 2 February 2019
Barcelona's increasingly controversial Nike kits are not liked by everyone it appears. At least that's indicated by the fact that Víctor Font, who will run for club president at the next elections in a little over two years' time, has made them a key point of his program.

As part of many suggested changes designed to keep the club competitive and its members engaged, Font, who is supported by former legends such as Puyol and Xavi, has pledged to let the FC Barcelona members vote on the designs of the following seasons' kits. Doing this would likely bring back a more traditional look and prevent 'crazy' designs such as 2019-20's checkers, from ever happening.

Although Nike, which pays a record €155 million per season to the club, would probably like to have a word on that as well. According to reports at least, while highly controversial initially, the more unusual designs such as the 2015-16 hoops were rather successful commercially.

Barcelona 19-20 Home Kit

With the elections still fairly far away, we won't see this change implemented anytime soon, but it's anyhow interesting to see that Barcelona's often garish kits are becoming more and more of an issue amongst its members, or at least that this is the perceived way of things.

Amongst Font's other suggestions is the idea of implementing a system that allows Barcelona fans to directly fund the club through a subscription service of some sort.

A fair number of smaller clubs are already doing it, but do you see giants such as Barcelona let its members decide their new kits? Drop us a line below.
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