Spanish flags, anthem for Girona v Barca

No image of Catalan nationalism will be allowed at Girona’s proposed clash with Barcelona in Miami while Spanish flags will be distributed, say reports.

The fixture was originally scheduled for Girona’s Estadio Montilivi in late January with numerous media outlets reporting the league will now attempt to switch this to the US.

Cadena Cope now report that no Catalan flags or symbols will be allowed in the stadium, while 40,000 Spanish flags will be handed out to spectators.

In addition to this, the reports continues that the national anthems of both the United States and Spain will be played ahead of kick-off.

Such a move is likely to antagonise many fans of both clubs who support the idea of Catalan independence from the Spanish state.

Meanwhile, Diario AS has reported both Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets are openly opposed to the game taking place and may consider their positions.

Barca have only ever visited their Catalan neighbors in an official match on one previous occasion, collecting a 3-0 victory last season.

The talk comes about following La Liga striking a 15-year deal with Relevent to stage La Liga fixtures in the United States, a move which has caused huge controversy.

Last month, the Spanish players union (AFE) confirmed that players would consider strike action in their opposition to such plans.