The club logo of top Spanish soccer team Real Madrid won’t feature the Christian cross on clothing sold in parts of the Middle East under a regional deal because of cultural sensitivities.

A retailing group in the United Arab Emirates, Marka, has been given exclusive manufacturing and distribution rights to sell the team’s products in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman, according to Reuters.

But Marka’s vice chairman, Khaled al-Mheiri, said the retailer has intentionally picked a version of Real Madrid’s logo that doesn’t feature a Christian cross due to cultural sensitivities. The original logo features a small Christian cross at the top of a crown.

“We have to be sensitive towards other parts of the Gulf that are quite sensitive to products that hold the cross,” he said.

The six countries in the Middle East where Marka will sell its products are all Muslim-majority.

Dina Amelia Kalmeta is the Founder and CEO of Your New Life in Christ Ministries - CWW7NEWS. Dina reports on world events as they pertain to Bible Prophecy. Before Your New Life in Christ Ministries, Dina served as a Leader for INCHRIST NETWORK leading teams online and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Her mission today is to bring hard evidence that what is taking place in the world isn't just coincidence, but indeed proof that the last days the Bible warned us about are upon us right now.