adidas not happy at Mario Götze wearing Nike shirt at Bayern Munich unveiling | inside World Soccer

Bayern Munich's kit sponsor adidas was left fuming after new signing Mario Götze showed up to his official unveiling in a T-shirt with a huge Nike logo emblazoned across his chest.

New Bayern Munich signing Mario Götze poses with sporting director Matthias Sammer
New Bayern Munich signing Mario Götze poses with sporting director Matthias Sammer

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Götze, who arrived from Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund, was presented to the press as Pep Guardiola's new signing at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday.

During the event, the 21-year-old proudly held his new number 19 shirt with a huge Nike tick on his T-shirt, dwarfing the tiny adidas logo on the Bayern jersey.

adidas, who as well as supplying the kit, also owns a 9.1 percent stake in the club, was not pleased.

"The pictures from today's press conference with Mario Götze have negatively surprised us," Oliver Brüggen, a spokesman for adidas, told Bild.

"Contractually that is not permissible because it is an official event of adidas partner Bayern Munich."

The German champions have since been forced to apologise for Götze's actions as it breached contractual requirements between the two.

"We have already called for adidas and we apologise that this has happened," said Bayern media director Markus Hörwick.

"These T-shirts have gotten by us in the general hustle and bustle. It angers us and we regret it very much.

"We have assured adidas that this will not happen again."

Jan Kirchhoff's shirt also carried Nike's 'swoosh' logo
Jan Kirchhoff's shirt also carried Nike's 'swoosh' logo

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Götze was joined by fellow new signing Jan Kirchhoff from Mainz, who also sported a grey T-shirt with the Nike emblem underneath.

Götze and Kirchhoff both have personally endorsed by Nike, but under their contracts are only permitted to wear Nike cleats during games. All other Nike gear cannot be worn during official events.

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