LIGA BBVA | BARCELONA | INDEPENDENCE
"After independence Barça would stay in Spanish league"
Rosell, the president of the Catalan giants, feels the situation would be similar to Monaco playing in the French league.
Barcelona president, Sandro Rosell, made it clear today that, in his opinion, if Catalonia achieves independence from Spain the club will continue to play in the Spanish Primera Division. "If Catalonia were independent I don't have any doubts that Barça would continue in the LFP (Liga de Fútbol Profesional), just as Monaco play in the French league", said the top executive in statements to VOrientalTv.
Rosell made the statements at an event in Granollers 48 hours after having taken part, in a personal capacity, in the protest on September 11 in Barcelona in favour of independence for the region of Catalonia: "Everyone should relax because in an independent Catalonia we would still see Barcelona-Real Madrid", said the Barça president.
Prior to these statements the economic vice-president Josep María Baromeu also talked about the protest on Tuesday: "All of us who went to the protest are proud of having been there, and keen to move forward. Barcelona can play in the league they want to. I don't have any doubt that they would play in an Iberian Peninsula league, or the LFP, and we would play against the usual rivals".