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Jonathan David's protest against Nike

The Lille striker did not digest his national team's shirt strategy

Jonathan David's protest against Nike The Lille striker did not digest his national team's shirt strategy

There was no shortage of twists and surprises on one of the few weekends without a championship, as the national teams are busy rehearsing the ideal line-up for the World Cup that will take place in a few months' time in Qatar. Besides surprising victories and important debuts, another event did not go unnoticed this weekend. In the Austrian Franz Horr Stadion, where Canada won by two goals to nil against Qatar, Jonathan David's stance caused discussion. After scoring the second goal, the Lille striker deliberately covered the Nike logo with his hands, guilty of not having created a new shirt for the next World Cup

A decision that was not well received by David and his teammates who, after playing a perfect round and reaching qualification, were denied a new design by their technical sponsor. The reason behind this choice by Nike is actually much simpler than you might think, the federation and the American brand did not think the national team could qualify and therefore no designer was involved in creating or thinking of something new. A perfect assist for Jonathan David, an adidas athlete as can be seen from the gloves and shoes in which the logo is in plain sight, to protest against this choice which frankly seems truly absurd, given the rise of the Canadian national team in recent years.