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Why are Barcelona so unhappy with Las Palmas’ addition to home kit?

Las Palmas have added a Spain flag to their home kit for the game against Barcelona

Football is taking a back seat in Barcelona today after clashes broke out in Catalonia.

A referendum vote for independence has split Spain, with the Madrid-based government deeming it illegal, sparking ugly scenes across Barcelona.

Police reportedly fired rubber bullets at voters in a bid to halt voters.


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So, with the atmosphere tense in the Nou Camp, there are question over whether Barcelona’s game with Las Palmas will even go ahead.

A ball hasn’t even been kicked yet but there’s already controversy after Las Palmas added a Spanish flag to their kit ahead of the match.

A club statement explained: “Las Palmas could limited itself to being a mute witness to this historic crossroads or take action. We’ve opted for the latter.

“We’ve decided to add to our shirt a small Spanish flag and the today’s date, to make clear our hopes for the future of this country.”

The kit in question

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The kit in question

Unsurprisingly the move hasn’t gone down well in Barcelona.

The directors lunch which was scheduled to take place ahead of the game has reportedly been cancelled.

Some people are also questioning why a supposed political statement is allowed, especially in the current climate.

Regardless of whether the game takes place or not Barcelona will remain at the top of La Liga.

Ernesto Valverde’s side have won all six league games this season, scoring 20 times and conceding just two goals.

Neymar who?


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