OM presented their new away jersey for next season in dark blue on Wednesday. The club is delighted to pay tribute to the city and its inhabitants.
Ten days before the resumption of the French championship, OM unveiled their new away jersey from the equipment supplier Puma, this Wednesday. It is dark in tone with a predominant navy blue color and azure sleeves. The club and the equipment manufacturer boast of celebrating “the diversity of the people of Marseille and the cosmopolitan history of their city”. “The new away shirt thus pays homage to Marseille and its inhabitants, through it the whole city travels to carry the Olympians, continues the press release. With this shirt, each match played away from the Orange Vélodrome is a home game.”
A small specificity has slipped inside the collar with a round logo representing a globe where a small star appears in reference to the coronation of the club in the cup of champion clubs in 1993. The term Massalia, referring to the name of the city founded by the Greek colony of the Phocaeans, thrones on the coat of arms, just like the geographical coordinates of the Phocaean city (43.2965° N, 5.3698° E).
“The new away jersey is inspired by the geographical coordinate system and is interspersed with lines representing the latitudes and longitudes of the world and thus recalling the omnipresent multiculturalism in Marseille, specifies the press release. This design brings modernity to this new tunic. inside the pass, there is a world map on which Marseille is placed in the center, represented by a star, symbol of its international influence.We also find the coordinates of the Orange Vélodrome as well as the original Greek name of the city : Massalia. Paired with navy blue shorts and socks.”
The club does not specify when the players will wear their tunic for the first time. It could be this Wednesday on the occasion of the penultimate preparation match against Bétis Sevilla (8:30 p.m.), broadcast unencrypted on BFM Marseille, BFM Toulon as well as on RMC Sport. OM, qualified for the group stage of the next Champions League, will face Reims on August 7 during the first day of Ligue 1.