Rabat – Moroccan critics are tearing apart the Moroccan national team’s Adidas World Cup kits, following their release on Friday.
The kits are white, with accents red and green, representing the Moroccan flag and the symbol of the Royal Football Federation (FRMF).
The much-awaited jerseys have received a great deal of online criticism from unimpressed Moroccans.
Some Moroccan social media users have pledged to boycott Adidas, drawing from the Moroccan-made product boycott in protest of the exorbitant prices of Sidi Ali (bottled water), Afriquia (gasoline) and Centrale Laitière (dairy products).
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Fans have also criticized the delay Adidas announced to release the Atlas Lions’ jerseys.
On March 27, Moroccan newspaper Al Massae reported that Moroccan football officials and Adidas’s executive committee agreed to delay the official release of the Atlas Lions’ World Cup jersey to avoid forgery.
Citing Adidas’s concerns, Al Massae added that there might be “counterfeit duplication of the kits” if uncovered before the opening of the Russia FIFA tournament.
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“UGLY .. it took them forever to release it and the result is this !!! such a disappointment,” one Facebook user wrote.
“So this is the design they spent like forever to come up with?” wrote another.
“Are you sure this is not a pajama?”