Manchester United unveils new uniform with giant Chevrolet logo
The British club revealed its new uniforms Monday.
Manchester United, along with several English Premier League teams, unveiled its uniform for the 2014-15 season. It's your typical Man U look, with a Nike swoosh and crest on the front.
There is something slightly different. Ah yes, a bit of white in the collar. That's it. Oh and a giant Chevrolet logo. That's also new.
There is a bit of background to explain the very American logo on perhaps the most famous British soccer club. Manchester United is owned by the Glazer family, a group of Floridians that also run the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Ironically, as pointed out by the Washington Post, General Motors announced last year that sales of Chevrolets will cease in Europe beginning next year. So it would seem the Old Trafford patrons aren't exactly GM's target audience.
Of course the team is known around the world, and there is also quite a chunk of change involved: Manchester United will make $70 million in the sponsorship deal this season alone. A good, sensible business deal for both sides. Still strange to see something so American on something so British, though, ya know?
The uniforms will first be on display on the field later this month, when Man U faces the LA Galaxy in a friendly at the Rose Bowl.
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