Barcelona unveil new away kit

Barcelona have launched their new away kit ahead of the 2016/17 La Liga campaign, which boasts a new eye-catching colour scheme.

The new kit, which is comprised of a purple shirt and shorts with pink socks, was unveiled by the club on Thursday morning.

Commenting on the new kit, Barcelona stalwart Andrés Iniesta told the club's official website: "The fusion of the traditional red and blue makes this shirt shocking, but at the same time really linked with our history.

"In addition, thanks to the new technology we feel much more agile and fast."

In a statement explaining the changes to their away kit, the club said: "The sleeves and the upper back have been infused with black to produce a darker purple to emphasise the power of the shoulders. On the back neck rib of the collar 'Barça' is knitted into the shirt, while knitted inside the cuffs are the evocative words 'Un Crit' on the right, and 'Valent' on the left, which together translate from Catalan as 'Our Cry is Bold.'

"On both sides of the shirt is a vivid pink stripe running from cuff to hem, which when the player begins to move subtly expands to provide greater ventilation and reveal flashes of purple underneath.

"The away shorts are purple with vivid pink stripes on each side, which connect with the stripes on the shirt and work in the same manner.

"The new away socks are vivid pink with a purple linear graphic on the back of the calf. This colour blocking with the socks a strikingly different and vibrant colour to the shirt and shorts highlights the fastest part of a player's body, the lower legs, and provides the kit with a final flourish of colour and an overall sense of speed and movement."

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