As a soccer fan and supporter of Italian club SSC Napoli, it’s become more and more difficult to buy soccer merchandise.
Not just because of the cost, but rather, I’d prefer not to walk around as human billboard… unless I’m getting paid. (Seriously, pay me to wear your logo)
— Pro Soccer Kits (@prosoccerkits) July 8, 2016
Napoli's 3rd kit for the 2016/2017 season. They look great! pic.twitter.com/Sc8e03kYdR
— SSCNAmerica (@SSCNAMERICA) July 21, 2016
Not to mention, we don’t all have the physique to wear a shirt that fits like a surgical glove.
That’s why it’s so refreshing to see what French Ligue 1 club OGC Nice is doing with its traditional red and black kits as a tribute to the victims of July’s terrorist attack.
— OGC Nice (@ogcnice) August 10, 2016
The logo of a heart contains the names of all 85 people who died in the tragedy.
No, Nice isn’t ditching their sponsor entirely and the move has everything to do with class and remembrance as opposed to some stance against consumerism, but it’s still a refreshing look.
The France Ligue 1 season kicks off this weekend with OGC Nice hosting Rennes on Sunday.
According to the club, fans will wear white. During every home match a tribute to those killed will be flashed on the stadium screen in the 85th minute.