Barcelona will face a financial fine following a bizarre incident involving Ferran Torres and his flawless shirt.
Torres, who scored the equalizer against Napoli in the first leg of the Europa League Knockout, changed his jersey during the break not realizing that the top he was wearing had no team logo and Nike’s swoosh.
To everyone’s surprise, the shirt had passed all quality control checks before ending up in Barcelona’s dressing room. Even the official kits failed to identify the error. As it happened, the January signing entered the stadium for the second time wearing a shirt with only the Rakuten logo.
Now, Spanish media outlet Cadena SER reports that the entire incident has left Barcelona exposed to economic sanctions. Quoting Eduardo Iturralde González of Carrusel Deportivo, the outlet confirms that all shirts’ should be legitimate with all their logos’ and that ‘they are’ weighed and sent to UEFA for guidance ‘.
“Once UEFA has reviewed and approved all the logos, you will not be able to change them by size or size,” Cadenaser quoted González as saying.
However, it was a night of forgetfulness for the former Manchester City striker, who appeared to be in tears following a full-blown whistle. In addition to scoring the most important equalizer, the 21-year-old has spent almost two to three chances to score.
However, no matter how he played, Xavi’s manager reassured him that he had full trust in him.
“It happened to Luis Suarez, who seemed to have no goals,” Xavi said after the game.
“The Barça shirt weighs a few pounds. But I am happy to be with him in the team and he will make me very happy. ”