27 Jul Bayern Munich go global with new away kit covered by world map
Bayern Munich caused a minor stir earlier this summer by breaking with modern custom to release a predominantly white home kit for the 2023-24 season.
The shirt harks back to a time when the club probably didn’t have too many fans outside of Bavaria, never mind Germany.
Now, in stark contrast, Bayern have released an away kit which is entirely global in its outlook and thoroughly modern in its design.
Sprinkled across a shimmering ocean of black fabric, the jersey is covered in hundreds of neon pink and turquoise diamonds which are arranged to form a map of the world across the entire front of the shirt.
— FC Bayern Munich (@FCBayernEN) July 27, 2023
The idea, according to manufacturer Adidas, is to acknowledge Bayern fan clubs all around the globe who are bound together by the same universal club motto: “Mia san Mia” (“We are who we are.”) That very same motto takes pride of place inside the collar of the new away shirt.
While they are eye-catching in their own right, the lozenge-shaped flecks that make up the map pattern resemble those found on the Bayern club crest, which in turn are taken from the official Bavarian state flag.
The design is topped off by the bright pink colour featuring in the stripes down the shoulder and a single one across the collar.