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PSG ultras call for a boycott of the club’s new jersey

PSG presented its new uniform and it caused controversy among fans because the classic red vertical stripe is not included, leaving only navy blue as the main color

After the resounding success of sales of the shirt that commemorates 50 years of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), the French club launched a new shirt for the 2021-2022 season on Friday, which provoked the outrage of the club’s ultra groups, who have called for a boycott.

The Discord T-shirt dispenses with the classic red vertical stripe, leaving only navy blue as the main color.

The club’s ultras, grouped under the acronym CUP, have rebelled against what they consider an affront to “the traditional colors” of the young Parisian club.

We believe that the identity of a club passes through respect for the colors that make it unique. We do not do marketing, but we know that respect is necessary for a strong institution, “says the statement posted on Twitter.

The CUP thus asks its sympathetic members and the rest of the fans “for a boycott against the shirts of the next season who go through not buying a shirt that does not respect our history,” they conclude.

For its part, the club explains in a statement that the shirt that PSG will wear in the Parc des Princes next season is “true” to its DNA and has “great elegance and Parisian style.”

The fleur de lis, one of the “historical symbols of Paris and the club”, appears on the clothing, highlights the entity, which today presents the shirt with the image of its French star Kylian Mbappé.

The most expensive model for adults of the new jacket reaches 140 euros, but it can be increased to 158 if it has the number and the name of a Paris Saint-Germain player printed on it.

The 2020-2021 season jersey, which celebrated 50 years since the club’s birth, has been a resounding commercial success, boosted by the association with the brand of basketball legend Michael Jordan, with whom the Parisian entity signed a commercial agreement in 2018.

According to calculations by “L’Équipe”, the PSG of Neymar and Mbappé will be able to reach one million shirts sold this season, compared to 40,000 units 10 years ago, before the arrival of investors from Qatar.

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