Officials Say Real Madrid vs. Girona Will Go Ahead After Catalonia Declares Independence
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Things are happening in Catalonia. Big things. Political things, as you can see from these helpful tweets from the Associated Press:
BREAKING: Catalan separatist lawmakers pass motion to establish a new republic independent of Spain; opposition boycotts vote.
BREAKING: Spain's Senate approves proposals to take control of Catalonia shortly after Catalan parliament votes for independence.
Scenes from Barcelona today as Catalonia’s regional parliament passed a motion to establish an independent Catalan Republic. pic.twitter.com/uGqNt64t8L— AP Images (@AP_Images) October 27, 2017
BREAKING: Spanish government fires Catalonia's Cabinet after lawmakers vote to make region independent from Spain.
BREAKING: Spanish PM Rajoy says he's dissolving the Catalan parliament and calling a regional election for Dec. 21.
It just so happens that Real Madrid, enduring symbol of the central Spanish government, are travelling to Catalonia to play Girona on Sunday. Will there be unrest? Probably. Will they postpone the game? Both the mayor of Girona and the president of Girona FC say there won't be any trouble.
Earlier this season, Barcelona played Las Palmas behind closed doors after police action against protesters escalated into violence. Everyone is saying that won't happen, though.