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REAL MADRID - ESPANYOL

Santiago Bernabéu referendum response is Spanish flag show

Thousands of cards with a message of Spanish solidarity were distributed ahead of the Real Madrid vs Espanyol game as a response to what happened in Barcelona.

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Santiago Bernabéu referendum response is Spanish flag show
FELIPE SEVILLANODIARIO AS

Real Madrid fans descended on the Santiago Bernabéu on Sunday 1 October for the final Liga game of the weekend. And in response to the controversial referendum taking place in Catalonia there was an abundance of Spanish flags to be seen in the stands. There were also cards made specifically for the occasion.

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Carlos Forjanes (@Forjanes_AS)Diario AS

Call to Spaniards on minute 12

Ahead of the game, cards were distributed in the streets around the stadium. These posters had the national flag on one side and the reverse read:

"Keep this in your pocket and on the 12th minute lift them up showing the flag, because we are the 12th man and WE ARE ALL SPAIN"

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Carlos Forjanes (@Forjanes_AS)Diario AS

As the stadium clock clicked to 12:00 the cards and flags went up around the stadium and the famous national chant of '¡Que viva España!' rang clear.

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