Lionel Messi, PSG unveil home jersey for 2023/24

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As announced a few weeks ago by virtue of multiple leaks, PSG finally and officially unveiled their new home kit for the upcoming 2023/24 season on their social media platforms.

On Wednesday, May 31st, PSG took the wraps off their latest home jersey with one game remaining of this season. Created in collaboration with their sponsor Nike, this jersey pays homage to the classic Parisian design worn in the early aughts and perfectly captures the unique spirit of the French capital.

It's a modern take on a jersey worn by the Parisian players back in the early 2000s and it's one that will surely bring back memories of the Ronaldinho years at PSG.

The iconic red and white stripes, synonymous with the club, gradually blend into a dynamic blue, reminiscent of the radiant Parisian skyline.

Whether you like it or not, one thing about the announcement of the new jersey is clear and caught everybody's attention: the presence of Lionel Messi in the promotional pictures and videos shared by PSG.

To watch Messi, whose contract at PSG runs out on June 30th, is equally surprising and dumbfounding. It makes sense to feature all other players present in the released promotional video, from Kylian Mbappe to Neymar by the way of Marquinhos, Warren Zaire-Emery, Marie-Antoinette Katoto, and Grace Geyoro among others. It's a ridiculous lineup and that's only half of the players present in the spot.

Messi, though, stands out like a massively sore thumb there and it makes no sense for him to appear in the promotional staff curated by PSG no matter how you look at it.

With the Argentine world champion about to leave Paris for good and forever by the end of the month, it's unreasonable for PSG to include him in their promotional content unless (and this is definitely the case) they want to rip the final rewards of having the most-followed personality in world football still donning their threads.

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At least Messi will have a chance to actually wear this fresh kit next Saturday (these are juts rumors, but most clubs operate this way at the end of the season) when PSG debut their new kit in their final game of the year against Clermont at the Parc des Princes for the MD38 of Ligue 1.