According to Mundo Deportivo, Atlético’s kits for the 2011/12 campaign are set to be formally unveiled on Tuesday, the 21st of June.
For months now, several sources in the Spanish media have claimed that a design based on Barcelona’s official jersey for next season is going to be Atleti’s shirt next year.
Atlético officials however, have denied those reports, stating our new jerseys will reflect the history of the club and have nothing to do with Barça’s model for 2011/12.
We had already reported back in January that the design that surfaced online was a false one, created by a “fantasy kit designer” at www.footballshirtculture.com.
Curiously, shirts are available for sale online from China that are based on the fake model. Unsurprisingly, MARCA swallowed the phony design hook, line and sinker recently, as the Spanish paper boasted of having revealed our next kit.
Did you jump the gun and purchase one of those fake jerseys?