The future of Spanish giants FC Barcelona is looming over the outcome of the Catalan referendum. The Catalans are set to vote in what would be a historic decision in Spain’s politics. The club’s association with La Liga might take a ugly turn if the province attains freedom from Spain.
Barcelona to the Premier League?
Their future in the case of an independent Catalonia is the "great unknown." https://t.co/inxs3ffyPx
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 29, 2017
The future holds for the Spanish Giants
A lot of rumors have surfaced about the future of FC Barcelona if Catalunya gets independence from Spain. Barcelona might join the Premier League, Ligue 1 or Serie A when the Catalan independence is secured, says the region’s sports minister.
The referendum has already attracted controversy with tons of people against it. The Spanish government has already announced the process as illegal, by seizing the ballot boxes.
Spain Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy even declared that the voting-“won’t happen”
FC Barcelona and Catalunya
‘Més que un club’ or ‘More than a club’, FC Barcelona embodies the spirit, mind, and body of Catalonia.
FC Barcelona was founded on 29th November 1899 in Barcelona, Spain and has been the heart of the state ever since.
Camp Nou is one of the must-visit stadium in every football fan’s to do list and it’s one of the reason Catalonia became famous in the beginning.
Des d'avui i fins diumenge, expressem-nos pacíficament. No els hi donem cap excusa. És el que volen. I cantem ben alt i ben fort. #Votarem
— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) September 28, 2017
The statement from the club officials said – “FC Barcelona, in holding the utmost respect for its diverse body of members, will continue to support the will of the majority of Catalan people, and will do so in a civil, peaceful, and exemplary way.”
With over a 7.5 million people residing in Catalonia and population growing day by day, their hunger for individuality rose and the idea of “Catalonia is not Spain” was born.
The Catalan giant’s reign in Spanish Premiera might be subject to change in time. But we can all agree that they bring a certain scent of excitement and thrill to the league. Fighting against their eternal rival and giving birth to El Classico is one of the reasons why La Liga will never be the same without FC Barcelona.