Barcelona President Talks About Why They Played Behind Closed Doors
President of Barcelona Football Club, Josep Maria Bartomeu has guarded playing Sunday’s match against Las Palmas away from public scrutiny, depicting it as “a standout amongst the most troublesome choices I’ve made.”
Barca won 3-0 at an exhaust Nou Camp after a demand to have the amusement deferred, in the midst of far reaching political turmoil in Catalonia, was turned down.
The Fans were bolted out with the news imparted 20 minutes from commence.
Barcelona could have confronted a six-point punishment had they picked not to play.
Around 850 individuals were harmed in conflicts with police as Catalonia occupants voted in an autonomy submission which had been announced unlawful by the Spanish government.
Bartomeu affirmed two executives, VP Carles Vilarrubi and Jordi Mones, had surrendered following an unprecedented general meeting on Monday.
“We truly considered the alternative of deferring the diversion, however we couldn’t get the Liga de Futbol Profesional to support our demand.
“Having achieved that point, I chose to play away from plain view since we trusted that the picture of a football coordinate being played in an exhaust Nou Camp would have been a demonstration of duty and would have been a method for indicating how we totally dismiss the uncommon and forbidden circumstance going ahead around Catalonia.”
Guardiola, now Manchester City manager, revealed to Catalunya Radio and RAC1: “I wouldn’t have played the Barca-Las Palmas diversion, not in any manner.
“What’s more, in the event that it had to be played, at that point not away from public scrutiny. You do it with people in general there. With every one of the outcomes.”
Catalonia, a locale of 7.5 million individuals in north-eastern Spain, has its dialect and culture and Barcelona is its capital.
It additionally has a high level of independence, yet isn’t perceived as a different country under the Spanish constitution, BBC reports.