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Real Madrid to play in mint green at the Bernabeu on Saturday

The club are following through on a commitment to the COP25 climate change conference

Sevilla v Real Madrid - La Liga Santander Photo by Jeroen Meuwsen/Soccrates/Getty Images

Real Madrid will not don the royal white jersey on Saturday morning after an official statement from the club’s website revealed that they will instead play in their green third kit. The decision comes after the club’s initiative to support the United Nations COP25 convention on climate change.

In addition to the change in kits, fans who attend the match at the Bernabeu on Saturday will see a large banner sprawled across the side of the stadium. The banner was placed by the club and is expected to remain until the end of the climate change conference on December 13th.

This is not the first time Real Madrid have worn altered kits at the Bernabeu in support of eco-friendly initiatives. In the 2016-2017 season, the team wore Adidas Parley kits which were produced using plastic waster from the ocean.

Real Madrid vs Real Sporting de Gijon - La Liga
James Rodriguez in 2016 sporting a Real Madrid Parley kit at the Bernabeu
Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Real Madrid and Espanyol have the early kick-off on Saturday, with the match being played at 7:00AM EST/13:00 CEST.

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