PICTURE: Barca follow Chelsea in agreeing deal with TV's most famous family

FC Barcelona

After Chelsea saw their players turned into Simpsons characters at the end of last month, Barcelona have now signed a similar marketing deal.

 

Last month Chelsea announced a marketing agreement with Twentieth Century Fox that saw the London side join forces with American TV's biggest and most famous family - The Simpsons.

And now, as they prepare to face Manchester City in the second-leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Manchester City, Spanish giants Barcelona have announced a similar agreement.

The Chelsea news was accompanied by cartoons of their players in The Simpsons' style, and the Barca boys have received the same treatment, with Neymar, Lionel Messi, Xavi and Andres Iniesta all turned yellow.

The Barcelona agreement will reportedly run until 2015 and will see six more players "Simpson-ized" in one product line along with a number of characters from the long-running show decked in Barca garb in another line.

The deal was announced on the club's official website earlier today.

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