Tebas issues Barca & Espanyol warning

LFP President Javier Tebas has hinted that Barcelona and Espanyol would not be allowed to participate in La Liga if Catalonian independence was granted.

The Catalonian parliamentary elections are due to be held on Sunday, with pro-independence party Together for Yes considered the frontrunners, but the leader of Spain’s football League has all-but-confirmed that the state’s two most famous clubs would be exiled if a partition ever happened.

“If Spain is broken up, La Liga breaks too. Hopefully, we’ll never get to that absurdity,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account.

Barca President Josep Maria Bartomeu, meanwhile, was quoted as saying by AS: “There will be elections in Catalonia in the next few weeks.

“The club have made it clear that they won’t be involved in the election campaign.

“We’ve always focused on sport, not political campaigns. For now, the club are neutral and will only show their position in the off-season.”

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