Barcelona to change their home kit from vertical to horizontal stripes

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Spanish giants, Barcelona have been rumoured to adopt a horizontally striped home kit for the first time in their 115-year history, the Spanish newspaper Sport reports.

The only change up that the Catalan side have made to their home shirts is the amount of vertical stripes on the shirt over the years - their first ever kit was red and blue halves in 1899, a kit that came back in the 2008/09 season the season where the won the European cup for the third time in their history.

Sport, the spanish paper reported that a source within the club has already been approved by the Barca club president, Josep Maria Bartomeu following a secret meeting between Barcelona and the kit manufacturer Nike.

A report also stated: "It is an important development because throughout history [the stripes] had been vertical, a line diagonally from one colour or even, on occasion, a single horizontal strip but no time were four bars horizontally.

“The company that equips FC Barcelona needed an innovative design because sales are down when the design is very similar to the previous year."

It is common knowledge in football, that a kit change is a major talking point - it will either cause a huge uproar, as seen with the Cardiff fans when their disputed owner Vincent Tan confirmed that the club nicknamed 'the Bluebirds' will be sporting a Red shirt in the following season.

A financially poor decision 

Barcelona fans have openly taken to the social media site Twitter to voice their opinions on the disgust this feel with the change up of the kit.

If the 22-time La Liga winners will no doubt take a huge hit in financially should they go ahead with the plan and change to horizontal stripes to vertical due to the obvious hatred of the idea from the Camp Nou faithful.

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