\u201cThe geometric blue, teal, and yellow design is common in Moroccan mosaics. Adidas said it was inspired by the Mechouar Palace in Algeria.\n\nAlgeria and Morocco have a long history of tensions, as they continue to dispute Western Sahara.\n\n#kit #jersey @adidasfootball\u201d
However, the Moroccan argument is that the design is similar to zellige - a mosaic style found in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, but produced and perfected in Morocco.
A legal notice was even issued to Adidas on behalf of the Moroccan culture ministry by lawyer Mourad Elajouti, who stated that the designs were "an attempt to steal a form of Moroccan cultural heritage."
Tensions between the two countries span back a number of decades and include a 1963 border conflict - the Sand War. Now it's a shirt that's flaring tempers.