FC Barcelona’s 2-1 victory over Real isn’t the sole talking point out of the most recent El Clasico.
Barcelona came out first to arch-rivals Real Madrid 2-1 credit to a goal coming from Sergi Roberto and Frank Kessie’s injury-time winner.
However, fans cannot stop chattering about the contentious events that transpired before and after the match.
On one hand, both Barcelona and Real Madrid’s players clashed with each other before and after the final whistle. On the other, Madrid president Florentino Perez backed out from attending the customary dinner with Barça president Joan Laporta.
Out of the bunch, the most “non-controversial” pre-match event that has gained the attention of football fans around the globe is Barcelona players’ drip.
Hours before the kickoff, Barça’s official Twitter account shared a video of the Blaugrana players arriving in the stadium. The players could be seen wearing some of the flashiest outfits one would ever expect from professional footballers.
As soon as the video surfaced online, fans couldn’t help themselves but notice Joules Kounde’s attire, which got the most attention.
The Frenchman is a known fashion expert, and it was established once again in the clip where Kounde can be seen dripping in a baggy green jacket paired with oversized baggy pants and a white shirt.
Now that both Memphis Depay and Hector Bellerin have departed from the club, the Barcelona squad might look up to Jules Kounde if they wish to learn a thing or two about fashion.
Ansu Fati’s baggy jacket which resembled a camouflage design is another attire that has captured the fans’ attention. The Barça number 10 might be struggling with the form on the pitch, but Fati still got the drip in him.
With his green Nike Unlined Chore Coat, a white T-Shirt, and baggy grey pants, Gavi was another Barça ace whose attire had the fans appreciating his fashion sense. We must say, The Golden Boy was looking CLEAN!
In contrast to the young blood of the squad, veteran Robert Lewandowski decided to show up in tracksuits. Not surprising from a 34-year-old, now is it?
The clip went viral once released by FC Barcelona’s Twitter account, and the fans seem to be very impressed.
Allowing players to wear whatever they want pre-match is a culture set by NBA.
Most European football clubs do not allow their players to sport the outfits of their liking while entering the stadium on a gameday, FC Barcelona being an exception.
However, fans have been demanding Premier League clubs let their players do so as well.
Whether this recent uproar results in anything positive or not remains to be seen.
But catching a glimpse of Mason Mount or Jack Grealish flaunting some of the most fashionable outfits before every home game? Make that happen!!
Permitting the players free will concerning their outfits isn’t a recent turn of events in FC Barcelona.
The Catalans have allowed its players to show up in their custom clothes for home games for a very long time now. Pictures of Lionel Messi arriving in a hoodie can be traced back to as early as 2015.