Moustaches, grease, a fierce look, hard court fields, and old footballs sewn by hand. Palermo presents, in this way, the new 120th anniversary commemorative t-shirt from the rosanero foundation, happening this year, in 2020: an homage to the football pioneers in Palermo, introduced by the English who first founded the Anglo Palermitan Athletic and Football Club on November, 1900. It was also thanks to the British technicians, already busy in the construction of the Sicilian capital's shipyard, that football was spread in Palermo, giving life to a neverending passion.
For the occasion, Palermo players Andrea Accardi, Niccolò Corrado, Malaury Martin, Nicola Rauti, and Michele Somma, have set foot in an unusual location: the old hard court field of the Fincantieri, one of the oldest and still working fields in the city.
In this special commemorative t-shirt, signed by Kappa and designed by historian Giovanni Tarantino, even the colors are out of the ordinary. For the first time in the club's history, the classic pink and black, recognized all over the world, leave room for white and blue: the colors of the first logo in Palermo's history, made in 1920, when the team adopted the name Palermo Football Club for the first time (borrowing the social colors of Racing FBC).
On the left side of the chest, a reinterpretation of the logo: a synthesis between the stylized eagle designed in 2019 for the new course of the team, and the first two corporate symbols, the two bicolor shields with the words Palermo Fbc, white and blue for the first one, and pink and black for the second. The t-shirt still keeps some rosanero references on the neck and sleeves, to underline that the soul of Palermo - which can symbolically wear different clothes than usual - always remains. There are also vintage references in the black straps on the neck, and the socks with horizontal stripes.
The t-shirt will be worn for the first and only time in the Palermo-Bari match on December 23rd, the last match of 2020, at the end of a long cycle of celebrations for the foundation's anniversary. A path that, starting from November 1st, 2020, has already seen the emission of a special stamp and the opening, inside Renzo Barbera stadium, of Palermo Museum with hundreds of memorabilia, t-shirts, and interactive facilities entirely dedicated to the history of Palermo, its champions and fans. After the 23rd of December, the t-shirt will be forever exhibited inside the museum, never to be worn again.
The whole limited edition anniversary kit is available for pre-sale at SiamoAquile Bar&Store of Renzo Barbera stadium starting from December 18th, with pick-up on December 24th, after the official match. The remaining kits will be available also on the Palermo online shop.