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Borussia Dortmund forced to change ‘badge-less’ Champions League kit after fans protested Puma’s bizarre design


Borussia Dortmund were forced to add their club logo to their third badge-less Puma kit after a backlash from supporters.

The BVB logo will return to the Dortmund ‘cup’ home shirt when it faces Sporting CP in the Champions League, after causing a stir in a group opener against Besiktas.

Bellingham won the Dortmund Champions League opener, but the club’s logo was barely visible on his jersey
Borussia Dortmund forced to change ‘badge-less’ Champions League kit after fans protested Puma’s bizarre design
Dortmund’s league home kit has the badge clearly displayed
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Puma released the badge-less design for a number of the club’s third kits, including Manchester City, AC Milan and Valencia as well as Dortmund.

Many fans have been deeply unhappy with the jerseys which only display the names of the clubs, and this has even caused confusion among the players.

Fenerbahce’s Muhammed Gumuskaya took off to celebrate a Europa Conference League goal in August, and as he was about to kiss the badge on his jersey, he quickly realized there was none.

Borussia Dortmund forced to change ‘badge-less’ Champions League kit after fans protested Puma’s bizarre design
Gumuskaya fell in love with Puma’s weird new design
Borussia Dortmund forced to change ‘badge-less’ Champions League kit after fans protested Puma’s bizarre design
Gumuskaya ran to celebrate his goal before grabbing a non-existent badge
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Dortmund only use their third strip as a ‘cup’ home kit, wearing it as an alternative to their yellow house set up in European and domestic knockout matches.

But fans were far from happy when the shirt made its debut in the Jude Bellingham-inspired victory over Besiktas to open the team’s Champions League campaign.

The original jersey only had faint watermarks in the background, much like other Puma models, but changes have already been made for the opening of the group stage.

Borussia Dortmund forced to change ‘badge-less’ Champions League kit after fans protested Puma’s bizarre design
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The ‘cup’ kit has been updated on the Dortmund online store, but includes an awkward Photoshop of the logo[/caption]

Borussia Dortmund forced to change ‘badge-less’ Champions League kit after fans protested Puma’s bizarre design
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Dortmund fans are protesting the kit with a banner saying “The Cup Kit must go!”[/caption]

A “transparent” logo was imprinted on the design, but fans were still unhappy, expressing their displeasure with banners at Signal Iduna Park.

“The mug kit must go!” Read a sign in the yellow wall, and the club has since listened, reintroducing the badge’s black outlines.

UEFA have now granted Dortmund’s request to change their kit, although changes are not allowed during a campaign.

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