Barcelona — Barcelona says the Spanish government's ban on
Catalonia's separatist flags during the Copa del Rey final is "an attack
on freedom of expression."
The club released a statement expressing its "total and
complete disagreement" with the announcement made Wednesday, four days
before the final against Sevilla in Madrid.
Barcelona says it's an attack "on the fundamental right
of each and every individual to express their ideas and opinions freely and
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Officials said the ban of the politically charged flags was
approved as part of security measures being implemented for the game at the
Vicente Calderon Stadium, the home of Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona called for "the use of common sense" and
demanded the government to "respect the honor of the institutions involved
and to avoid causing any uncomfortable situations."For
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