28/10/2019

El Clasico: La Liga ask for Barcelona-Real Madrid game to be moved


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La Liga has asked for El Clasico on 26 October to be transferred from the Nou Camp stadium of Barcelona to Real Madrid’s Bernabeu over fears of civil unrest.
There were days of protest in Barcelona following nine separatist leaders were jailed on Monday.
More protests are expected in town on the afternoon of the game.
La Liga created the petition to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), mentioning”exceptional circumstances beyond our control”.
The petition hasn’t been created to Barcelona or Real Madrid. BBC Sport has contacted both clubs for remark.
Both teams will be asked by the RFEF to provide their view, with all the Federation committee to make its choice within the next few days.
The Catalan Football Federation frozen all games in the area on Monday, although that judgment doesn’t impact the national team or La Liga matches.
Catalonia is a region in north-east Spain and at a referendum about 1 October 2017, declared prohibited by Spain’s Constitutional Court, roughly 90% of Catalan votes cast. Turnout was 43 percent.
The nine separatists were convicted of sedition above their part in the referendum and handed prison sentences of between two and 13 years by the Supreme Court of Spain.
After the sentencing, Barcelona said:”Prison is not the solution.”
The Spanish winners included:”Now more than ever, the club asks all political leaders to lead a process of dialogue and discussion to solve this particular conflict, which should also allow for the launch of convicted political and civil leaders.
“FC Barcelona also expresses its own support and solidarity to the families of people who are deprived of the freedom.”

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