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La Liga allows Las Palmas to wear a Spanish flag at Camp Nou

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La Liga allows Las Palmas to wear a Spanish flag at Camp Nou

La Liga allows Las Palmas to wear a Spanish flag at Camp Nou

The Canarian club wore a small Spanish flag on their shirts in the match taking place on the same day as a referendum on Catalan independence.

Las Palmas played against Barcelona at Camp Nou with a small Spanish flag on their shirts. 

Las Palmas to wear Spanish flag on day of tension

The club from the Canary Islands asked LaLiga for permission to wear the symbol of Spanish unity, and that request was granted. 

The match between Barcelona and Las Palmas takes place in the context of a day of tension in Catalonia, where a referendum is taking place on Catalan independence. The match was eventually played behind closed doors, with Barcelona president Bartomeu saying the club had wanted to postpone the match, but hadn't been allowed to by LaLiga, and had therefore taken the decision to play it behind closed doors as a "protest".

'We believe in the unity of Spain'

In a club statement, Las Palmas stated that "What we are doing today is very simple. With the Spanish flag embroidered on our shirt we want to vote unequivocally in an imaginary consultation that nobody has invited us to: we believe in the unity of Spain."

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