UEFA asks Inter to remove snake from Champions League outfit
Inter have been asked to remove several items from their away kit for the Champions League, including the snake pattern.
The jersey was supposed to have a snake – the Biscione which represents the club – curling from front to back.
However, it is nowhere to be seen in the version of the white kit the Nerazzurri will wear tonight in the Champions League game with Shakhtar Donetsk.
According to the latest reports, UEFA has called for the snake to be removed.
This is not the only change, as the sponsor on the front now only reads ‘$ INTER Fan Token’ without the additional text ‘By Socios.com’.
It is believed to be because the shirts contravene the UEFA Equipment Regulations.
“The choice of model is unlimited, with the following exceptions (to be assessed at the sole discretion of the UEFA administration):
“The motif must be non-pictorial, that is to say it must not contain images, illustrations or any other symbol (any motif which does not meet this requirement will be considered as a decorative element) ;
“The model must not allow a reasonable person to identify a relevant manufacturer or sponsor for the equipment (any model which does not meet this requirement will be considered a trademark). “
The snake is an integral part of the Inter kit this season, as their home jersey has a large snakeskin print covering the blue and black stripes.
The exterior kit is white with the snake pattern along the front and back.
From the look of the jerseys, the snake has been removed meaning it was there and taken off.
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