FC Barcelona aligned with the Rolling Stones for Saturday’s ‘El Clásico’ match against Real Madrid, with Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood showing up to see the home team wear special jerseys featuring the iconic Stones logo – but it was Real Madrid who stole victory in the end.
Jagger and Wood were in attendance at Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium, where Barcelona is playing this season while Camp Nou is being remodelled.
Barcelona’s players wore special jerseys for the game featuring the Rolling Stones’ ‘lips and tongue’ logo in place of its normal shirt sponsor. The shirts were also on sale. ALSO READ: Barça players will be wearing jersey with Rolling Stones logo for El Clásico.
Madrid won the match after Jude Bellingham struck twice, including a goal in injury time, to seal a 2-1 comeback victory.
After the game, Madrid cheekily posted an image of Bellingham with the message: ‘The Beatles were always my favorite band’ on X (formerly Twitter).
At Madrid’s home games, fans have sung the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’ to celebrate Bellingham’s goals.
Barcelona, which has a sponsorship deal with audio-streaming service Spotify, has worn special shirts for recent ‘clásicos’ featuring the logos of Spanish pop star Rosalía and Canadian rapper Drake.
Mick Jagger shared photos of his quick trip to Barcelona on social media (see below).
El classico day in Barcelona yesterday, with a quick trip round the town. pic.twitter.com/1IPy9IavsU— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) October 29, 2023