Catalonia: I can’t imagine La Liga without Barcelona – Real Madrid President, Perez

Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez insists he cannot imagine “Spain without Catalonia or La Liga without Barcelona”

Perez has admitted concern at the political crisis sweeping Spain amid Catalonia’s drive for independence.

“There are hypotheticals that I do not consider. I am not considering a Spain without Catalonia nor La Liga without Barcelona,” the Real president told online newspaper El Espanol on Wednesday.

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“Obviously it worries me like everyone else, but I can offer little assistance.

“I trust the government and the parties that back the constitution that have united to solve the problem in the best possible way,” Perez said.

Spain has been shrouded in uncertainty since an independence referendum called by pro-separatist parties and deemed illegal by the Spanish government on October 1 was marred by a violent crackdown on people trying to vote.

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Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, and the Barcelona Football Club has backed the region’s right to self-determination, but stopped short of supporting independence.

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