As we told you back in September, the Barça 2013-14 Away shirt will carry the colours of the Catalunya (Catalonia) region's flag, the Senyera, and leaked images currently circulating seem to confirm a red and yellow striped design, along with the new Home shirt, both carrying the new Qatar Airways sponsor's logo.
Since details on the style of the Away shirt were released, the campaign for Catalan independence from Spain has intensified and the recent Catalunya national team shirt release surprised many with its use of blue and the inclusion of an apparent nod to the more controversial red, yellow, blue and white flag of independence, the Estelada. This led to speculation that the Barça Away shirt may also feature the blue triangle and white star of the unofficial flag but this does not appear to have materialised.
Our sister site DesignFootball.com ran a just-for-fun competition to gauge ideas on what the new Barça Away could look like and received a huge variety of styles in its entries. The leaked design seems to reveal a simpler approach, also applied to the Home shirt.