Chile covers Nike logo on their kits amidst contract dispute

Chile covers Nike logo on their kits amidst contract dispute

While Nike and Adidas battle for supremacy in Euro 2020, the former is in the middle of a legal battle that has spilled over into Copa America. As a result, Chile’s kits for the South American tournament have undergone a sudden and significant edit.

For Friday night’s Group B match against Bolivia, the Nike logo on Chile’s jerseys was covered with a patch of the Chilean flag. Chile’s coaches and staff covered the Nike logo on their shirts and pants with tape. It was all part of a subtle protest related to an ongoing contract dispute between the sportswear company and the Chilean football federation. 

For the remainder of the tournament, the team will play without a visible kit sponsor, as Chile’s National Association of Professional Football (ANFP, by its Spanish acronym), fights Nike in court.

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