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Tintin-Inspired Away Jersey Honors Belgian Cartoonist Hergé

    Adidas and the Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA) proudly unveil the new home and away kits for Belgium’s national teams. The home kit is designed with a luxurious dark shade of red, highlighted by striking gold details and an embossed fashion-inspired graphic pattern that adds depth and elegance to the jersey.

    The away kit pays tribute to the renowned Belgian cartoonist Hergé and his iconic comic character Tintin. Emulating Tintin’s classic outfit, the away kit for the Belgian Red Devils features a blue jersey with a distinctive white collar, complemented by brown shorts and white socks.

    Both jerseys incorporate a fashion-inspired graphic pattern that is embossed onto the fabric, giving the kits a sophisticated appearance that changes subtly with the light. On the home jersey, the pattern prominently features the crown from the RBFA’s crest, with the year 1895, marking the association’s founding, elegantly displayed in gold on the neck. The away jersey follows a reversed design logic, with 1895 integrated into the pattern and a gold crown adorning the neck, creating a cohesive and stylish tribute to Belgium’s cultural and football heritage.

    About Tintin and Hergé

    The Adventures of Tintin is a world-famous comic series, created from 1929 onwards by the Belgian cartoonist Hergé, whose real name was Georges Remi (1907-1983). The series is composed of 24 albums, from the first album Tintin in the Land of the Soviets in 1930 to the last one, Tintin and the Alph-Art (unfinished album).

    The main character Tintin is much more than the intrepid hero whose cause is just and whose heart is pure: he is the centerpiece of a complex universe where we are placed face to face with our reality. Characters such as Captain Haddock, professor Calculus, Bianca Castafiore, or Thompson & Thomson, are lending colour, depth, and perspective to his world. Tintin: a unique palette of qualities, combining breathtaking tales, clear line graphics, and themes of universal appeal.

    Reprinted and published in ever greater numbers, the books are a source of inspiration for artists, writers, producers, and directors. Tintin personifies all of the universal values that are a mirror to everyone’s aspirations. Eternally youthful, the indefatigable reporter continues to conquer the world with unflagging, never-failing vitality.

    Hergé’s legacy lives on in the Hergé Museum, which is in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, and was designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc.

    Tony M.