Spanish Football Club Barcelona have confirmed exit rumours making headlines across the media after referendum on Sunday that aimed at making Catalonia an independent state from Spain.
The referendum was however full of violence where the police brutalize the people of Catalonia with hundreds receiving serious injuries.
Barca president, Josep Maria Bartomeu , after watching his team play a 3-0 win over Las Palmas played behind closed doors, has finally revealed that the club would have to discuss the possibility of leaving La Liga if Catalonia gained independence from Spain.
According to Barcelona President – Josep Maria Bartomeu who watched his team play Las Palmas behind closed doors has finally revealed that the club would have to discuss the possibility of leaving La Liga if Catalonia gained independence from Spain.
Barcelona ended up beating Las Palmas by 3-0 with Messi a brace and Sergio Busquets also finding the net.
“This situation does not exist so far,” he said on Monday.
“But with regards to things that can happen in the future, it is something that the board of directors would discuss. It would be something to analyze calmly.
“If we discuss the subject intensely then obviously we will find the best solution. But if this [independence] happens, the board of directors will see.”
Catalonia’s sport minister, Gerard Figueras, has suggested that Barca could play in the Premier League if the region secedes from Spain, citing Swansea City as an example of a club from a different country playing in England’s top-flight.
“In the case of independence, Catalan teams in La Liga – Barcelona, Espanyol and Girona – will have to decide where they want to play: in the Spanish league or a neighbouring country like Italy, France or the Premier League,” said Figueras.