Barcelona to Play in Catalan Colours Against Bilbao on Saturday

Fired up by Scotland's looming independence referendum, nationalists in Catalonia demand their own vote on breaking away from Spain.

updated: September 11, 2014 18:32 IST
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Josep Maria Bartomeu
FC Barcelona's president Josep Maria Bartomeu (Back2ndR) at a ceremony in Barcelona as part of Catalonia National Day (Diada) on September 11, 2014.


Barcelona: Barcelona will use a shirt in the red and gold Catalan national colours for their La Liga game on Saturday in a move that could fuel breakaway sentiment in the region.

The club announced on Thursday, Catalonia's annual commemoration of its loss of sovereignty, that it would change its shirt from its usual maroon and blue colours.

Barcelona said it had been given approval by the Spanish Football League. The match against Bilbao, from Spain's Basque region which has also seen separatist tensions, will be held at the Camp Nou stadium.

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