It has become an unsaid custom in football for teams to wear a special pre match jersey during the warm-up building up to the game.
While these jerseys are not used in any official game, they often highlight certain lesser- known details of the club’s history or play homage to some iconic kits.
According to reports from Footy Headlines, Adidas are set to unveil a retro Real Madrid jersey in 2023. The kit is said to be inspired from the 1990s and attempt to recreate the iconic jersey worn by the team between 1998 and 2000.
At that time, it was the first Real Madrid kit designed by Adidas after they replaced Kelme.
The front of the jersey is largely white with Navy Blue stripes on the sleeves and the collar. It also boasts of bold Navy-Orange-Navy EQT stripes on both sides to add a sparkle to the piece.
The centre of the shirt features the logo of the club and an Adidas logo right above the crest. It is a tribute to the EQT era in which Adidas could not release a kit for Los Blancos.
The kit is rumoured to be available by late December or early January and will retail for about €90 Euros. While the team will not wear it in an official match, it could be a staple pre-match jersey in the latter half of the season.
Real Madrid want to bring radical changes in Spanish refereeing system – report
Jose Felix Diaz has reported via MARCA that Real Madrid want a major change in the Spanish refereeing system.
The reporter writes that the team from the Spanish capital has taken the issue as their top priority mostly because of what happened in the recent derby defeat against Atletico Madrid.
Los Blancos are determined to relentlessly steer a significant overhaul of the refereeing structure, and they have no intention of resting in their pursuit.
Their discontent comes not only from recent events, particularly the contentious derby match but also from a deep-seated frustration with the state of refereeing itself.
Real Madrid not hiding their discontent
The journalist mentions that Real Madrid are unapologetic about their continuous criticism of the refereeing community, firmly believing that a transformation is of utmost importance.
Even prior to the emergence of the Negreira case, the Merengues had been vocal about their dissatisfaction with those responsible for overseeing the refereeing unit.
For what it is worth, the revelation of the former vice president of the CTA’s financial ties to Barcelona only solidified Real Madrid’s resolve to advocate for a complete overhaul in referee management.
Real Madrid are suspicious
Real Madrid firmly assert that any influence from Negreira’s historical decisions in certain key positions raises suspicions about the fairness of the competition.
For that, the management will do everything in its power to achieve a certain level of transparency within the organization that it believes is currently overshadowed by historical baggage.
As of today, Real Madrid continue to voice their concerns through their official channels.
Right now their ultimate goal is to eliminate the involvement of Clos Gomez in VAR decisions, marking the beginning of a long-standing battle they are fighting.