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Griezmann, Pique, Rakitic and other Barcelona stars model club's designer protective masks

The face covers are on sale for €18 as La Liga prepares to resume in June

Two days after they went on sale, Barcelona's first team stars were pictured at the Ciutat Esportiva modelling the club's new designer protective masks.

Gerard Pique, Ivan Rakitic and striker Martin Braithwaite were among the players sporting the face covers, on sale for €18 (Dh72) each.

According to the Barcelona website, "the masks are the reusable hygienic type for daily use and protection against the transmission of Covid-19 is guaranteed up to 40 washes with a recommended use of 8 hours between washes."

Barca fans can now go one step further than just wearing the club shirt to show their support, with three colours on offer.

The launch was greeted with a mixed reaction on social media, with some questioning the cost and the club's attempt to monetise the health situation in Spain.

Barcelona are two points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga with nine games to be played when the action resumes on the weekend June 12-14.

Updated: May 28, 2020 10:01 AM



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